[Dixielandjazz] Not exactly OKOM, but..
donkirk at covad.net
Wed Jan 12 00:23:19 PST 2005
On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 16:16:10 -0500, Charlie Coleman wrote:
Sorry, Charlie. My first try went direct to you instead of to the list.
>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
>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
Not exactly OKOM, but Arthur Godfrey.
Don (N6IM) Inactive since the Internet and the high cost of modern rigs.
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