Re: Holy certificates, Batman !
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Great story ! They might have overlooked you because you were in military and figured you weren't a threat.
Do you remember Mrs. Stepenova at Box 88 ? She handled all the QSL card requests. Most of the shortwave stations from those days are shut down now, but it was a fun time for a lot of us.
Wrote for Newark News Radio Club around 69-73 and quite a few of the SWLs I later met on Amateur Radio. Back then I corresponded (snail mail - pre-email) with Geoff Watts who was founder of IOTA Program and an SWL.
It all started which a friend and I started listening to an old 1940's Scott floor model radio in his living room in 1950's. Heard all kinds of short wave stations and I was hooked.
From: "'ljl2002@...' joe_molon@... " <070@...>
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Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2017 8:14 AM
Subject: Re:  Holy certificates, Batman !
That's funny because I got my share of Russian, Chinese and Cuban propaganda during those days but it didn't prevent me from getting a top secret clearance to keep a close eye on them when I was stationed in Europe. LOL.
We were always the first to get our radios set up when we were in the field and on one occasion I got bored and decided to tune the shortwave bands just to see what was up. I soon came across the news in English from Radio Moscow. I recognized the accent from years of listening. An officer just happened to walk by and asked what was on the radio. I answered that it was the news from Radio Moscow. Convinced that I was just being a smartass ( I can't imagine why he would think that) he asked again and at that moment we heard the very familiar refrain. "And that was the news from Radio Moscow." He then said "Get that #%@& off that radio. "Yes sir." True story.
I guess the Cold War continues.
On Friday, October 20, 2017 9:43 AM, "Steve P oldjavadrinker@... " <070@...> wrote:
That’s a good story Jerry.
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