ham radio redux post during these times of horror

I’ve posted all this before, but it’s still important to me. It influenced my life to this day.

I think this is 1976 or so. My basement ham radio station (Amateur Radio), plus a CB (citizens band) radio. I had more antennas than those in the pic. They ran all over the yard.

Neighbors sometimes accused me of all kinds of interference on their TV’s and radios. It’s possible I did some damage to reception of local TV station channel 2, but it was best to deny it all with something like “I haven’t been on the air in a week” even if I was on the entire time.

1970’s were heavy Cold War, but I kept up with radio friends all over the old USSR areas plus the entire world. I loved them all.

What teenager would get up at 5 AM on school days? Me! I wanted a couple of hours on the air every morning before school.

I still have a valid license that I really need to put back to work.

My 6th grade teacher said one time, “it’s a lot harder to drop bombs when you have friends on the ground.” I believe in this.

73’s and 88’s

3 responses to “ham radio redux post during these times of horror

  1. There are many Linux-based packet radio programs and suites out there. This is but one.

    andrew@fxbot:~$ apt-cache show linpac Package: linpac Architecture: amd64 Version: 0.24-3build2 Priority: optional Section: universe/hamradio Origin: Ubuntu Maintainer: Ubuntu Developers Original-Maintainer: Debian Hamradio Maintainers Bugs: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+filebug Installed-Size: 1185 Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15), libgcc-s1 (>= 3.0), libncurses6 (>= 6), libstdc++6 (>= 5), libtinfo6 (>= 6) Filename: pool/universe/l/linpac/linpac_0.24-3build2_amd64.deb Size: 293896 MD5sum: 2d4fef9c48473ccd34185a3ca38a9d32 SHA1: 4cbf51bf467ab27fabe0eac8388e86f5875a1d31 SHA256: 2739d1943a817019ea419458314b21853d5d618787ecc2e81e482ba261cb5734 Homepage: https://sourceforge.net/projects/linpac/ Description-en: terminal for packet radio with mail client LinPac is an application for the AX.25 packet radio environment. It comes with a mail client. . Linpac is an attempt to create a packet radio terminal for Linux that allows wide configurability and easy addition of new functions and special functions needed by the user. Description-md5: c2cb7f6fa1343efba4258f9bab53c032

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