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The Way It Was: Recalling the Dawn of Amateur Radio

Columnist Published: March 23, 2016 12:00 AM

I graduated from high school in 1935, just about the time when radio was still very new. Amateur radio operators were having fun building their own transmitters and competing to see who had the best ones. The government assigned certain frequencies just for amateur use. Some frequencies would only reach a short distance, while others sent signals that bounced off certain layers in the atmosphere and reached halfway around the world….

Check out this article forwarded by Layne, AE1N. Its a great read!

Source: The Way It Was: Recalling the dawn of amateur radio

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