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Julian07/10/2017 17:45:25
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My brother was into this when I was a kid and above his bed would be all these cards, it was my fathers line of work Electronics & Radio. He worked through most of the companies ending up in Cable & Wireless. I am pretty sure this is where his wheeling and dealing of his own company came in as well.

Of course CB came in and it pretty much destroyed all this, which is where my father always talked about cell phones way before they came about. Geez I would hate to think what he would be like with modern cell phones!!!!

Gillian Hutchinson06/02/2018 09:02:17
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Julian, are you saying your brother is/was a radio ham? My husband got into it in his teens when he passed the Radio Amateur Exam, but couldn't get licensed at the time because a Morse test pass was required then and he didn't manage it due to having a lot of school work to do. He was eventually able to get a licence without the Morse test, but eventually passed the Morse test as well.

Gillian

Collectra25/02/2018 17:33:56
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I have some QSL cards I collected back in the 1960's. One from St Helena, probably worth something.

I still listen to Short Wave radio, although there are now few outlets doing regular programming. Mostly I listen to Ham operators.

Gillian Hutchinson12/04/2018 11:39:11
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Collectra, my husband's call sign is GI4FUM. Do you ever hear anyone from our part of the world? I am GI8MIV, but not nearly as active as he is.

Gillian

Collectra08/06/2018 18:23:05
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Gillian I just now noticed your reply. I do not think I ever have heard any operators from the UK, if that's where you are. I live in the US Midwest and mostly it is domestic operators that are heard here. Once in awhile I hear people in Spain but that's about it. I just have an indoor antenna so that may be why.

Gillian Hutchinson19/06/2018 19:14:06
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Yes, I am in the UK, Collectra. Spain is even better than the UK from where you are, and excellent with an indoor aerial. Did you ever think to study to get a licence so you can transmit?

Gillian

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