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Nostalgia: As a senior in HS (1949) I "coached" my Physics teacher into
getting his Ham License - and built his first transmitter! Those were the

Bob Sciamanda
Physics, Edinboro Univ of PA (em)

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 6:29 PM Anthony Lapinski <> wrote:

NJ has (had?) the largest computer festival in the country.

I attended for many years. A very unique convention, to say the least. Old
and new technology. Many ham operators there. You can "Ham Cram" to get an
amateur radio license in one day!

On Sun, Mar 22, 2020 at 6:21 PM bernard cleyet via Phys-l <> wrote:

I think my technician license required 7 words /min.

Licensing now is very different, requiring, for example, much

bc. remembers the weird speech from a BFO at not quite the correct freq.
receiving SSB suppressed carrier. Continuing to nostaligise.

p.s. A developer of proximity fuzes, during the War, said he always
sought out grunts who were radio hams for his unit. (PBS programme)

On 2020/Mar/22, at 14:37, brian whatcott <>

It amuses me that I recently bought a low power HF CW transmitter/
receiver kit to build for ham radio field days.
Long ago, it was necessary to test for 5 wpm morse if one flew, in
order to identify Navaids - and this was about my limit!

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