The Short Wave Listening Years

About the age of 12, I gave up stamp collecting
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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)

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My first Short Wave Receiver Kit, a regenerative receiver: great radio for listening to self oscillations!

 

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Then upgraded to a half-way decent Short Wave Receiver.
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My first SWL QSL Card: the CBC Northern Service, received in 1973 at the ripe age of 13.

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Assorted Radio Canada International Cards……..

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Radio Netherlands….. The Voice of Hilversum

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Remember Jim Vastenhoud’s Transistor Theory Course in 1975-76?  Probably my first formal Semiconductor Education.

 

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Radio Australia

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The BBC:  London Calling…..

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Radio France

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                            Radio South Africa                        Radio Switzerland

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Radio Tehran Iran

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Radio Israel

 

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HCJB Quito Ecuador

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Tirana Albania

 

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WYFR Family Radio

 

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Anyone remember any of these?

 

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