CQ, CQ, CQ…Hopewell?

Tonight, for the first time in months, I got on the ham radio, calling CQ on the 40-meter band. My second contact was “Bob.” In a flash, my buddy Milton (sitting with me) looked up Bob’s call sign on his computer, and started laughing hysterically....

Hams and Christmas

In 1983,  Hollywood released of the scariest movies ever created. The movie was Testament (starring Jane Alexander and William Devane). Set in the fictitious town of Hamlin (near San Francisco), the movie starts out happy. The children are flopped around the 1980s...

It’s Official: I’m Now A Ham!

In the mid-1980s, I saw the movie Testament, starring Jane Alexander and William Devane. The story is set in a fictitious town of Hamlin (near San Francisco), and tells the story of an average American family in a Norman Rockwell town. One moment, the kids are...