Tag: radio

An Incredible Story From Soviet Times

October 13th, 2011, 2 Comments

This was written by Tom Dailey, and I’ve lightly edited it: In 1965, I was stationed at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Center in San Diego. I was a Radioman 2nd. Class in the USN, at the time. One evening, at our radio club station (W6DCM – different license holder, now), I called CQ and got […]

Once, We Were Makers

July 21st, 2010, 16 Comments

I saw an article on Wired today: The Lost Tribes of RadioShack. It is well worth the read even if you’re not into electronics. A key quote: [H]is shop is a lone outpost; in a single generation, the American who built, repaired, and tinkered with technology has evolved into an entirely new species: the American […]


July 17th, 2010, 3 Comments

Wow — tonight was thrilling. It’s hard to explain why, but it’s pretty exciting to have a radio setup that is all wrong in so many ways work well enough for me to sit in my kitchen in Kansas and talk to someone in Indianapolis using only two-way HF radios. I recently passed my technician […]


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