Date   

Good stuff on 40m

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

Lots \of good stuff on 7.035. I'm seeing a rare marine mobile station PE3MK/MM. Home call comes\ back to Poland but he's maritime mobile off the coast of Mexico. I also saw an IOTA out there floating aroun, pardon the pardon. As always I'm on the hunt for new PODXS members

Justin,KC2GIK
070 #751


Austral Is Dx pedition of 40 meters

Sly G <w6qe@...>
 

TX3D, Austal Is is at 7035.0 cq'n...Loud here on West Coast.
Milt.
W6QE


Re: LONP

Arthur Petteway
 

Congratulations Paul !

73,
Art
WB4MNK #368

On 1/29/2010 5:43 PM, Paul Milward wrote:

TU Charlie
got my FB LONP Cert and 150 sticker today
Paul NU4C #824




LONP

Paul Milward <nu4c@...>
 

TU Charlie
got my FB LONP Cert and 150 sticker today
Paul NU4C #824


Re: E-MAIL

Larry538 <wa7hdz@...>
 

AND my fingers don't help. Anyway recvd my extra cert. for endorsements today! Thamks Jay

--- On Fri, 1/29/10, Larry538 <wa7hdz@yahoo.com> wrote:


From: Larry538 <wa7hdz@yahoo.com>
Subject: [070] E-MAIL
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010, 1:31 PM


 



Jay,
Sorry about tyhat. i realized all three made it out the next dAY.
when
 
 

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E-MAIL

Larry538 <wa7hdz@...>
 

Jay,
Sorry about tyhat. i realized all three made it out the next dAY.
when


Re: Short wave listening...

Steve W3HF
 

...I came along after the WPE series and was WDX4KYZ.
Like John, I received a WDX "call." Mine came in December 1970, probably just after PopElect dropped the program. My WDX2RPB certificate is framed and on the shack wall.

Steve
W3HF


Re: Short wave listening...

AG4CZ <ag4cz@...>
 

I am another SWL turned ham, granted it was a quick turn from one to the other back in the early 80's. I came along after the WPE series and was WDX4KYZ. My dad had given me his workshop's AM/FM radio to use in my room in the evenings. The reception was poor in our rural home, so I got the bright idea to make the AM antenna better. I wrapped wire around the existing ferrite rod antenna, with the wire continuing out and along our rooftop. Surprisingly, at the time, there was nothing at all then. I had noticed the "can shaped" objects near the antenna that had screwdriver slots in them. I began cranking those with a small screwdriver and viola!!!! The AM part of the radio never worked again but I was smack in the middle of the 40 meter band listening to "odd sounds" (ham radio), along with the likes of Radio Bulgaria, Radio Moscow, BBC, and many others. Natural curiosity took over and the rest is history. Anytime someone brings up LC circuits I just smile alot.
John AG4CZ

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, "Jay" <jbudzowski@...> wrote:

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@> wrote:

Thanks Harvey !   ... I started about the same time you did. Started on an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E,  later a National NC-125 which still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing. Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.
 
In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old Newark News Radio Club bulletin.  Around 1973, I was involved in publishing an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you guys brought back a lot of memories.
 
Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...
 
Jerry  N9AVY   (W9-13576  I.S.W.L.)
 
P.S.   For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program.  I remember telling him it would never work.  Guess I'll join the "flat earth society".  :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@ <harvey.licht@> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@ <harvey.licht@>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Richard Rohrer
 

Jay,



I started as WPE2JJL in the late 50's. Used an old Silvertone radio (minus
the big cabinet) for several years. Go QSL cards from most the usual
European stations. The most interesting was from the Vatican City. Got my
ticket in 1962 used a home brew xmitter and a 40mtr ARC5. Our high school
radio club had a Johnson Invader 2000 and National 303, a really nice
station. Club members were allowed to use it during lunch and after school.
The electric shop teacher was an EE and a ham, so it was really nice for
those of us interested in radio.



I had not thought about the WPE program in many years.



73's

Dick KC3EF


Re: Short wave listening...

Brian
 

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, "Jay" <jbudzowski@...> wrote:
I am 64 years old, and still remember my Popular Electronics SWL call sign: WPE3BCQ. Amazing that at my age I can't remember where I put my glasses or keys, and not sure what I had for breakfast, but I still remember that number! Also the program didn't last that long either. I have seen this discussion about call signs over the years, and it always seems that folks can still remember quite well that rather fleetingly sponsored program by PE.

Brian K7RE
Ham since 1961.

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@> wrote:

Thanks Harvey !   ... I started about the same time you did. Started on an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E,  later a National NC-125 which still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing. Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.
 
In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old Newark News Radio Club bulletin.  Around 1973, I was involved in publishing an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you guys brought back a lot of memories.
 
Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...
 
Jerry  N9AVY   (W9-13576  I.S.W.L.)
 
P.S.   For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program.  I remember telling him it would never work.  Guess I'll join the "flat earth society".  :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@ <harvey.licht@> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@ <harvey.licht@>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Jay <jbudzowski@...>
 

Nope, all three made it out ok, Larry! Jay N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Larry538 <wa7hdz@...> wrote:

AAAAARRRRRGGGGG!!!! I'm having trouble with sending e-mail lately. anyway:
Hello!
My first letter must have gotten dropped into the bit bucket so will bore with another. hi

My first radio was similiar if not the 'Radio Rocket' not very sensitive but had a ball with it. Later I graduated to a Knight kit R-55.

Got my Short-Wave Monitors cert. in the early 60's. (I Believe.)
Still have the cert. somewhere in the shack.

Belonged to the 'Crystal Set Society' (XSS) up until a few years ago, and now reading about the WPEers has re-newed my interest.

Larry WA7HDZ #404 a.k.a. WPE7CKP



--- On Thu, 1/28/10, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@...> wrote:

From: Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@...>
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 9:39 AM
Similar story here but it was W2ICE
afternoons about 1960 on 75 AM on my Knight Kit Span Master
regen. Sent him a WPE3BGU swl card and he sent me a QSL card
right back which was treasured by me- 12 year old kid. Years
later (maybe 30 or so) I ran into Bruce Kelly W2ICE at an
AWA event and told him his role in getting me inspired to
get a license. He was a great guy even then. Sadly he's a SK
now. Great memories...

On Jan 28, 2010, at 12:01 PM, Mike Flowers wrote:

So it's about 1958 in Hagerstown, MD, and my father
brings home this 1940's
arch-top Zenith floor model radio with the shortwave
bands. I put a random
wire antenna out the window and up in a tree, and I
was hooked. The first
Amateur Radio station I ever heard was W3RF, who had a
big, wide and loud AM
signal. He seemed to be on every night and I listened
to him for months.

Fast forward to around 1979, and I'm driving around
Carlisle, PA where my
parents are living and just ahead I see this car's
license plate - W3RF !!
I honk CQ a couple of times and he pulls over and I
introduce myself. His
name was Jim Flower and was a retired attorney living
there in Carlisle.
And yes, he said, he used to run a lot of AM with his
500W station. I tell
him that I'm KA3FJD and how he helped inspire me to
get my ticket. He was
pretty amazed that I had remembered his call, and I
was amazed that I was
able to deliver my SWL report in person.

Adding to the coincidence, our last names are very
similar.

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@...>
wrote:

WPE3BGU (wish I could find the certificate !)
Brian K3USC (since 1962)
On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:27 AM, Jay wrote:

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group!
Anyone else out there got a WPE
number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com,
Jerry <n9avy@> wrote:

Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the
same time you did. Started on
an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E,
later a National NC-125 which
still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast
listening and medium wave DXing.
Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here
as well as my original
WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.

In the early 1970's I was writing the
Amateur radio section of the old
Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I
was involved in publishing
an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot
of fun as an SWL and you
guys brought back a lot of memories.

Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...

Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)

P.S. For those of you who know what
IOTA is ... I used to correspond
with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I
remember telling him it
would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth
society". :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@
<harvey.licht@> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@
<harvey.licht@>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33
PM


I first started listening more than 50
years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave
broadcast on my friend's old
standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands
and we could hear Radio
Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun
stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular
Electronics program. I recently
found my original certificate in a box, and have
it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters
S-108, followed by a National
NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a
microwave oven. The tubes
raised so much heat, I could probably make
grilled cheese sandwiches on the
lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet,
and trot it out from time to
time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE,
and also collected BCB QSLs from
about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and
before cheap long distance
calling - being an SWL made me feel like a
citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Larry538 <wa7hdz@...>
 

AAAAARRRRRGGGGG!!!! I'm having trouble with sending e-mail lately. anyway:
Hello!
My first letter must have gotten dropped into the bit bucket so will bore with another. hi

My first radio was similiar if not the 'Radio Rocket' not very sensitive but had a ball with it. Later I graduated to a Knight kit R-55.

Got my Short-Wave Monitors cert. in the early 60's. (I Believe.)
Still have the cert. somewhere in the shack.

Belonged to the 'Crystal Set Society' (XSS) up until a few years ago, and now reading about the WPEers has re-newed my interest.

Larry WA7HDZ #404 a.k.a. WPE7CKP

--- On Thu, 1/28/10, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com> wrote:

From: Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com>
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 9:39 AM
Similar story here but it was W2ICE
afternoons about 1960 on 75 AM on my Knight Kit Span Master
regen. Sent him a WPE3BGU swl card and he sent me a QSL card
right back which was treasured by me- 12 year old kid. Years
later (maybe 30 or so) I ran into Bruce Kelly W2ICE at an
AWA event and told him his role in getting me inspired to
get a license. He was a great guy even then. Sadly he's a SK
now. Great memories...

On Jan 28, 2010, at 12:01 PM, Mike Flowers wrote:

So it's about 1958 in Hagerstown, MD, and my father
brings home this 1940's
arch-top Zenith floor model radio with the shortwave
bands. I put a random
wire antenna out the window and up in a tree, and I
was hooked. The first
Amateur Radio station I ever heard was W3RF, who had a
big, wide and loud AM
signal. He seemed to be on every night and I listened
to him for months.

Fast forward to around 1979, and I'm driving around
Carlisle, PA where my
parents are living and just ahead I see this car's
license plate - W3RF !!
I honk CQ a couple of times and he pulls over and I
introduce myself. His
name was Jim Flower and was a retired attorney living
there in Carlisle.
And yes, he said, he used to run a lot of AM with his
500W station. I tell
him that I'm KA3FJD and how he helped inspire me to
get my ticket. He was
pretty amazed that I had remembered his call, and I
was amazed that I was
able to deliver my SWL report in person.

Adding to the coincidence, our last names are very
similar.

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com>
wrote:

WPE3BGU (wish I could find the certificate !)
Brian K3USC (since 1962)
On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:27 AM, Jay wrote:

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group!
Anyone else out there got a WPE
number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com,
Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the
same time you did. Started on
an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E,
later a National NC-125 which
still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast
listening and medium wave DXing.
Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here
as well as my original
WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.

In the early 1970's I was writing the
Amateur radio section of the old
Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I
was involved in publishing
an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot
of fun as an SWL and you
guys brought back a lot of memories.

Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...

Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)

P.S. For those of you who know what
IOTA is ... I used to correspond
with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I
remember telling him it
would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth
society". :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@...
<harvey.licht@...> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@...
<harvey.licht@...>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33
PM


I first started listening more than 50
years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave
broadcast on my friend's old
standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands
and we could hear Radio
Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun
stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular
Electronics program. I recently
found my original certificate in a box, and have
it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters
S-108, followed by a National
NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a
microwave oven. The tubes
raised so much heat, I could probably make
grilled cheese sandwiches on the
lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet,
and trot it out from time to
time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE,
and also collected BCB QSLs from
about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and
before cheap long distance
calling - being an SWL made me feel like a
citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Larry538 <wa7hdz@...>
 

Hello!
  My first letter must have gotten dropped into the bit bucket so will bore with another. hi
 
My first radio was similiar if not the 'Radio Rocket' not very sensitive but had a ball with it. Later I graduated to a Knight kit R-55.
 
  Got my Short-Wave Monitors cert. in the early 60's. (I Believe.)
Still have the cert. somewhere in the shack.
 
Belonged to the 'Crystal Set Society' (XSS) up until a few years ago, and now reading about the WPEers has re-newed my interest.
 
Larry WA7HDZ #404 a.k.a. WPE7CKP

--- On Thu, 1/28/10, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com> wrote:


From: Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com>
Subject: Re: [070] Re: Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 9:39 AM


Similar story here but it was W2ICE afternoons about 1960 on 75 AM on my Knight Kit Span Master regen. Sent him a WPE3BGU swl card and he sent me a QSL card right back which was treasured by me- 12 year old kid. Years later (maybe 30 or so) I ran into Bruce Kelly W2ICE at an AWA event and told him his role in getting me inspired to get a license. He was a great guy even then. Sadly he's a SK now. Great memories...

On Jan 28, 2010, at 12:01 PM, Mike Flowers wrote:

So it's about 1958 in Hagerstown, MD, and my father brings home this 1940's
arch-top Zenith floor model radio with the shortwave bands. I put a random
wire antenna out the window and up in a tree, and I was hooked. The first
Amateur Radio station I ever heard was W3RF, who had a big, wide and loud AM
signal. He seemed to be on every night and I listened to him for months.

Fast forward to around 1979, and I'm driving around Carlisle, PA where my
parents are living and just ahead I see this car's license plate - W3RF !!
I honk CQ a couple of times and he pulls over and I introduce myself. His
name was Jim Flower and was a retired attorney living there in Carlisle.
And yes, he said, he used to run a lot of AM with his 500W station. I tell
him that I'm KA3FJD and how he helped inspire me to get my ticket. He was
pretty amazed that I had remembered his call, and I was amazed that I was
able to deliver my SWL report in person.

Adding to the coincidence, our last names are very similar.

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com> wrote:

WPE3BGU (wish I could find the certificate !) Brian K3USC (since 1962)
On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:27 AM, Jay wrote:

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE
number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the same time you did. Started on
an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E, later a National NC-125 which
still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing.
Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original
WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.

In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old
Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I was involved in publishing
an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you
guys brought back a lot of memories.

Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...

Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)

P.S. For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond
with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I remember telling him it
would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth society". :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old
standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio
Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently
found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National
NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes
raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the
lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to
time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from
about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance
calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Brian Hemmis
 

Similar story here but it was W2ICE afternoons about 1960 on 75 AM on my Knight Kit Span Master regen. Sent him a WPE3BGU swl card and he sent me a QSL card right back which was treasured by me- 12 year old kid. Years later (maybe 30 or so) I ran into Bruce Kelly W2ICE at an AWA event and told him his role in getting me inspired to get a license. He was a great guy even then. Sadly he's a SK now. Great memories...

On Jan 28, 2010, at 12:01 PM, Mike Flowers wrote:

So it's about 1958 in Hagerstown, MD, and my father brings home this 1940's
arch-top Zenith floor model radio with the shortwave bands. I put a random
wire antenna out the window and up in a tree, and I was hooked. The first
Amateur Radio station I ever heard was W3RF, who had a big, wide and loud AM
signal. He seemed to be on every night and I listened to him for months.

Fast forward to around 1979, and I'm driving around Carlisle, PA where my
parents are living and just ahead I see this car's license plate - W3RF !!
I honk CQ a couple of times and he pulls over and I introduce myself. His
name was Jim Flower and was a retired attorney living there in Carlisle.
And yes, he said, he used to run a lot of AM with his 500W station. I tell
him that I'm KA3FJD and how he helped inspire me to get my ticket. He was
pretty amazed that I had remembered his call, and I was amazed that I was
able to deliver my SWL report in person.

Adding to the coincidence, our last names are very similar.

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com> wrote:

WPE3BGU (wish I could find the certificate !) Brian K3USC (since 1962)
On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:27 AM, Jay wrote:

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE
number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the same time you did. Started on
an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E, later a National NC-125 which
still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing.
Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original
WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.

In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old
Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I was involved in publishing
an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you
guys brought back a lot of memories.

Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...

Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)

P.S. For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond
with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I remember telling him it
would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth society". :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old
standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio
Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently
found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National
NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes
raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the
lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to
time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from
about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance
calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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73 de Mike, K6MKF




Re: Short wave listening...

John Vodenik <jvodenik@...>
 

WB9AUJ here. I was WPE4IXF and WPE9IQF later. Started SWLing back about 63 with a high school friend. Been WN9AUJ in 69, and WB9AUJ since 70. SWLing got me interested enough that I now work for The Voice of America, or should I say, what's left of it.
73 y'all and C U on the waterfall.
John WB9AUJ

Brian Hemmis wrote:

WPE3BGU (wish I could find the certificate !) Brian K3USC (since 1962)
On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:27 AM, Jay wrote:


Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the same time you did. Started on an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E, later a National NC-125 which still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing. Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.
In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I was involved in publishing an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you guys brought back a lot of memories. Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...
Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)
P.S. For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I remember telling him it would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth society". :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...
I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.
Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from about 25 states.
In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Mike Flowers
 

So it's about 1958 in Hagerstown, MD, and my father brings home this 1940's
arch-top Zenith floor model radio with the shortwave bands. I put a random
wire antenna out the window and up in a tree, and I was hooked. The first
Amateur Radio station I ever heard was W3RF, who had a big, wide and loud AM
signal. He seemed to be on every night and I listened to him for months.

Fast forward to around 1979, and I'm driving around Carlisle, PA where my
parents are living and just ahead I see this car's license plate - W3RF !!
I honk CQ a couple of times and he pulls over and I introduce myself. His
name was Jim Flower and was a retired attorney living there in Carlisle.
And yes, he said, he used to run a lot of AM with his 500W station. I tell
him that I'm KA3FJD and how he helped inspire me to get my ticket. He was
pretty amazed that I had remembered his call, and I was amazed that I was
able to deliver my SWL report in person.

Adding to the coincidence, our last names are very similar.

-- Mike Flowers, K6MKF

On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:15 AM, Brian Hemmis <bhemmis@mac.com> wrote:

WPE3BGU (wish I could find the certificate !) Brian K3USC (since 1962)
On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:27 AM, Jay wrote:

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE
number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the same time you did. Started on
an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E, later a National NC-125 which
still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing.
Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original
WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.

In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old
Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I was involved in publishing
an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you
guys brought back a lot of memories.

Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...

Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)

P.S. For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond
with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I remember telling him it
would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth society". :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old
standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio
Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently
found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National
NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes
raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the
lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to
time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from
about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance
calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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--

73 de Mike, K6MKF


Re: Short wave listening...

Brian Hemmis
 

WPE3BGU (wish I could find the certificate !) Brian K3USC (since 1962)
On Jan 28, 2010, at 9:27 AM, Jay wrote:

Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the same time you did. Started on an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E, later a National NC-125 which still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing. Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.

In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I was involved in publishing an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you guys brought back a lot of memories.

Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...

Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)

P.S. For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I remember telling him it would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth society". :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Jerry N9AVY
 

To find out more about those WPE calls go to:
 
     http://www.qsl.net/wb1gfh/swl.html
 
Be sure to look at the sample certificate of a very famous person !
 
Then, read through the Guestbook and see how many SWLs became hams.
 
What a trip !
 
 
Jerry  N9AVY/WPE9BOD

--- On Thu, 1/28/10, Jay <jbudzowski@verizon.net> wrote:


From: Jay <jbudzowski@verizon.net>
Subject: [070] Re: Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 8:27 AM


   Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:

Thanks Harvey !   ... I started about the same time you did. Started on an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E,  later a National NC-125 which still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing. Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.
 
In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old Newark News Radio Club bulletin.  Around 1973, I was involved in publishing an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you guys brought back a lot of memories.
 
Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...
 
Jerry  N9AVY   (W9-13576  I.S.W.L.)
 
P.S.   For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program.  I remember telling him it would never work.  Guess I'll join the "flat earth society".  :-)

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...> wrote:


From: harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...>
Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM


I first started listening more than 50 years ago...

I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.

Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.

My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the lid. I had a matching speaker that was

I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to time.

I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from about 25 states.

In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.

-- Almost as much as being a Ham!

73

Harvey
K5PAX


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Re: Short wave listening...

Milton Garb <w6qe@...>
 

I don't know about "WPE's", but at one time, far too many years ago, in a land far, far away, I was known as "Penitentiary Slim"...
Milt.
W6QE
070-650

----- Original Message -----
From: Jay
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 6:27 AM
Subject: [070] Re: Short wave listening...



Nice to see another WPE'er in the group! Anyone else out there got a WPE number? 73 de Jay WPE3GXI/N3DQU

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Jerry <n9avy@...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Harvey ! ... I started about the same time you did. Started on an old Zenith console, moved up to an S-38E, later a National NC-125 which still survives) and then a Drake R-4B.
> Did a lot of shortwave broadcast listening and medium wave DXing. Collected lots of QSLs and still have them here as well as my original WPE9BOD & WDX9BOD certificates.
>
> In the early 1970's I was writing the Amateur radio section of the old Newark News Radio Club bulletin. Around 1973, I was involved in publishing an ill-fated SWL bi-monthly magazine. Had a lot of fun as an SWL and you guys brought back a lot of memories.
>
> Today's SWL may be tomorrow's ham ...
>
> Jerry N9AVY (W9-13576 I.S.W.L.)
>
> P.S. For those of you who know what IOTA is ... I used to correspond with Geoff Watts who founded the IOTA program. I remember telling him it would never work. Guess I'll join the "flat earth society". :-)
>
> --- On Wed, 1/27/10, harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...> wrote:
>
>
> From: harvey.licht@... <harvey.licht@...>
> Subject: [070] Short wave listening...
> To: 070@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 6:33 PM
>
>
> I first started listening more than 50 years ago...
>
> I first started listening to shortwave broadcast on my friend's old standup console radio -- it had 2 shortwave bands and we could hear Radio Moscow, BBC, Deutsche Welle, VOA and the big gun stations most evenings.
>
> Later I was WPE2MUC in the Popular Electronics program. I recently found my original certificate in a box, and have it framed in my shack.
>
> My first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-108, followed by a National NC-183 -- double conversion and bigger than a microwave oven. The tubes raised so much heat, I could probably make grilled cheese sandwiches on the lid. I had a matching speaker that was
>
> I still have a Drake 2-B in the closet, and trot it out from time to time.
>
> I managed a 25 country award from PE, and also collected BCB QSLs from about 25 states.
>
> In the days before the Internet - and before cheap long distance calling - being an SWL made me feel like a citizen of the world.
>
> -- Almost as much as being a Ham!
>
> 73
>
> Harvey
> K5PAX
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
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>
>
>
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>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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Mark - N8MNI