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cccp pin

I just got this pin from Amazon. LOL. There’s more on the way.

time for some soviets

Just arrived. My new old watch from the USSR. Brian finds these things on eBay.

secret soviet communication device

This is one of the items from my Ukrainian package. It’s called a straight key, CW key, or Morse code key.

It’s been about 40 years since I regularly used the code. It’s time to get back in shape for those special communications. 😉

I’m sending real code in the video, but it’s sloppy because of lack of practice for so many decades.

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Description:

Vintage Soviet military telegraph key. The material of the platform is Bakelite (Russian carbolite), the mechanism is steel. Used in the past in the radio bureau of the USSR Ministry of Defense.

Video of me sending code on the key

ukranian secrets

This package just arrived today from the Ukraine. We have another one coming next week from Russia.

This contains my national election influencer kit. I paid a little extra for the deluxe kit that includes state and local, but I got a discount with the shopping code: VictoriaNuland.

la guerra fria

The Cold War lives on to this day with renewed enthusiasm. I like citizen diplomacy. I had a Ham Radio station and license all through high school (1970’s). I had many radio friends in the USSR.

The Johnny Carson interview in this is tops. This reminds me of my 6th grade class (about 1970). Cold War was running hot. A student asked, “Teacher, why do the Russians want to kill us?” She replied, “They don’t. Some child like you there is asking the same thing about us right now.”

Article:

In 1982, a 10-year-old American wrote to the head of the U.S.S.R. He wrote back and she became our youngest diplomat.

screwing around, might as well blog

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russian by radio during the cold war, shortwave listening, a great hobby

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