Category Archives: History

My first introduction to amateur radio

It was early 1977 as I recall, probably just after New Years, I was 13, CB was big in the popular culture and I wished to be able to take part but a CB at the time was just too … Continue reading

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Hams we are!

An oft asked question, particularly from newcomers to amateur radio, is the origin of the name ham as applied to our hobby. Many explanations have been offered over the years but none have been as credible to me as this … Continue reading

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Kansas Weather Net: 55+ years and going strong!

I was looking through the July 1957 issue of QST (my local archive from QST View) and found the following in the Kansas Section News (I rarely look in this area of the old issues) on page 116: “[W0]LXA, of … Continue reading

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Kit building, a journey into amateur radio

Amateur radio has a long history of building.  Whether from the earliest days of the hobby where nearly every component had to be constructed or modified slightly to convert a landline Morse component into wireless service all the way to … Continue reading

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Another tale on my entry to amateur radio

Looking for something unrelated I ran across this post I made to eHam.net back on 8 December 2007.  I’ll add more of such posts as I find them scattered about the Web.

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The Novice license turns 60!

The Novice Historical Society has been created to celebrate 60 years since the creation of the Novice class license in the USA.  The Novice became the pathway into amateur radio for the next 40 years until the Morse exam was … Continue reading

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