[Dixielandjazz] Not exactly OKOM, but..

LARRY'S Signs and Large Format Printing sign.guy at charter.net
Tue Jan 11 15:08:44 PST 2005

I'm not famous but my call is NZ0P 73 - Larry
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Coleman" <charliew8fim at ncool.net>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 3:16 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Not exactly OKOM, but..

Hello listmates:    I have been seeing quite a few "Ham" (amateur radio
licencees) call signs on this list, so it prompts the question:  How many
well-known musicians are/were "hams" (in the radio sense).    My short list
would include:
Pee Wee Hunt
Tex Beneke
Alvino Rey
Sylvester Ahola
and althouth not musicos, Barry Goldwater.  (How I longed to see a tri-band
antenna over the white house)
and commedian Charlie Weaver
Care to add any?   I'm sure that there are many more- most that I have
forgotten. (senior moments).
It's hard to realize that just a few short years ago, Amateur Radio was a
vital resource in civil emergencies - before cell phones and the internet.
The thrill of making an overseas contact (DX) on a home-brew transmitter and
military surplus receiver (BC-348 etc) was a real accomplishment.   Now it
is done routinely with a few key strokes and the click of a mouse.   (more
senior reminisces) .   Sorry to have an off-topic post.
Charlie (W8FIM) Coleman
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