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[Phys-L] Reminiscing

In 1946 - at the age of 14 - I passed the FCC exams and became the Ham
Radio Operator W3NLV. I built a radio transmitter and experimented with
other Hams world-wide in short wave radio communication. Radio Hams were
then a small group scattered world wide. Today cell phones and social
networks have made world wide communication effortless and common place..
Hams chose between Morse Code or Phone - modern chatters choose between
texting or speech or even video!. There were no satellites. We bounced
signals off the Ionosphere to get over the horizon. The times they are

Bob Sciamanda
Physics, Edinboro Univ of PA (em)