The Short Wave Listening Years
About the age of 12, I gave up stamp collecting
and began tinkering with electronics and never looked back. I started working on some old junk transistorized short wave radios and learned how they worked and how to fix them.
Some of my early toys included:
(yeah, I spent a lot of time at Radio Shack)
My first Short Wave Receiver Kit, a regenerative receiver: great radio for listening to self oscillations!
Then upgraded to a half-way decent Short Wave Receiver.
My first SWL QSL Card: the CBC Northern Service, received in 1973 at the ripe age of 13.
Assorted Radio Canada International Cards……..
Radio Netherlands….. The Voice of Hilversum
Remember Jim Vastenhoud’s Transistor Theory Course in 1975-76? Probably my first formal Semiconductor Education.
The BBC: London Calling…..
Radio South Africa Radio Switzerland
Radio Tehran Iran
HCJB Quito Ecuador
WYFR Family Radio
Anyone remember any of these?
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