[amsat-bb] Re: The thrill of it all

Bob- W7LRD w7lrd at comcast.net
Sun Sep 23 14:55:38 PDT 2012

For some of us Tom it never changes...Mine was a hb 6L6 and a S20-R. An hour ago I swapped a few dits with ole Frank-K9CIS on AO-7. It's still a kick. 
73 Bob W7LRD 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Doyle" <tomdoyle1948 at gmail.com> 
To: AMSAT-BB at amsat.org 
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2012 1:01:56 PM 
Subject: [amsat-bb] The thrill of it all 

Old geezers like me are prone to ramble on so please cut me a little slack. 

Almost 50 years ago I made my first contact on Ham Radio. While 
waiting for my novice license to arrive I got my station up and ready 
to go. The license arrived in the mail and I rushed into my room 
plugged in my only crystal, tuned up my DX-35 on 40M and made a 
contact. I let out an uncontrolled cheer when the guy came back to me. 
My mother rushed into the room afraid that I had hurt myself. I told 
her that I was ok and had just made my first contact. She asked me 
where the other station was located and I told her that he was in 
Milwaukee (about 90 miles to the west of our QTH). She said politely 
"Oh! Milwaukee". It was thrilling for me. 

A short while ago. I had a nice CW contact on FO-29 with a Ham in 
Illinois. Since I live in the Packer state, Illinois is not very far 
away. It was thrilling for me. 

73 W9KE Tom Doyle 
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