Thursday, March 19, 2015
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
As a personal observation, amateur radio will still prove to be the saving grace for any terror attacks or other disaster that could come at any time,any place. There will always be those of us who know the Morse code, and those dedicated hams who practice emergency message handling on a daily basis in the event of a national disaster. We seldom hear of them in the local press now that the cell phone has become fashionable. However, during any real emergency, cell phone phones become virtually useless as lines become overloaded. Fortunately there will always be the ham radio fraternity standing by to fill the communications void. We have all heard of the the lack of communication during 911 when the New York Police Department and the New York Fire Department had communication problems. Such would not be the case with amateur radio should a national disaster occur. These dedicated hams are quietly standing by, ready to spring into INSTANT action!
That's what the above field day illustrated above is all about.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
My bi-weekly "Sentimental Journey" column, along with all of your other favorite Times columnists, is now available online and quite easy to access. The graphic above is a cut and paste of today's "Sentimental Journey" column. Bookmark the website below for your daily online read of the Times of Trenton, and thanks for being a reader!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Glad to see this posted and the story about his accident with the Flying Enterprise II. Just wish to add that Capt. Curt, before leaving his ship, stayed awake by talking to other amatuer radio operator including dad. It was many hours before the ship was going to be a loss and he finally left her. Steve Jr.Thanks to Kathy Csorge Annaccarato and her brother Steve for a nice collection of the late Steve Csorgo's amateur radio adventures. Steve was an avid amateur radio man and counts among numerous notable peopele, this QSL card from Captain Curt Carlsen, hero skipper of "The Flying Enterprise." As I age, I note that many visitors to my site are not familiar with some of the newsmakers from a mere 50 years ago. Herewith some background on W2ZXM, AKA Capt. Curt Carlsen:
From the website http://www.communigate.co.uk/ne/lookback/page15.phtml
The Flying Enterprise was an American ship built in 1944 and named Cape Kamukaki and owned by a Steel Co in the USA. In 1947,she was renamed the Flying Enterprise and sailed between Hamburg and the USA.
On December 21st 1951,she set sail from Hamburg to the US with a cargo of pig iron and coffee and ten paying passengers.After steady progress on December 25th,she encounted very heavy seas and gale force winds,approx. 400 miles west of Lands End and Capt Carlsen decided to hove to and ride out the storm. These conditions continued unabated and during this time she suffered considerable structural damage and her cargo started to shift. On December 28th Capt Carlsen sent out an SOS,which was picked up by quite a few ships who went to her aid.Early on December 29th the steamer 'Southland' arrived and tried to get alongside but it was too dangerous,so the passengers and crew jumped into the raging seas and were all picked up safely.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
"Sentimental Journey" column. Go to:
Arrow down to "COLUMNISTS" and click on my name.
Thanks to all my loyal readers!
Monday, February 2, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
entertaining 2 meter daily QSO's.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
BOB GARNIER WROTE:
Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!
Friday, December 26, 2008
I received the following email and the above photo from Bob and Veronica Garnier. Bob is a native Hamiltonian from the White Horse area, now calling Brisbane, Australia home. Bob recalls his and Veronica's years as amateur ops, and also recalls "RIR" as we called him "Rhode Island Red."
Bob, I couldn't get past 35 words per minute in morse, and you navy coast guard guys were always the best when it came to ultra high speed C.W. I spent 3 years in the Army Security Agency where I reached 35 wpm, and with that speed was assigned to copy the Russians during the cold war. Russian ops are also aces with the bug. Thanks so much for writing. It is a pleasure to hear from you. I have been concentrating on my local history website, www.glover320.blogspot.com and will be adding more to my amateur/broadcast radio site in the future.
73's to you and 88's to Veronica.
Greetings from Brisbane Australia
Being 'over the hill' is much better than being under it!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
"old friends." Once such is Gary Katona, a gentleman I met way back in the mid '70's when we were both "young men." As seen in the graphic above which I extracted from one of the Mercer Messengers in my collection, along with a photo of King Hussein of Jordan, whom Gary and Carol had the honor of conversing with through that wonderful media we all know as amateur radio. In my lengthy radio career, I can only claim conversing with two celebrities. Larry Ferrari, and my favorite satirist, Jean Shepherd.
Monday, November 17, 2008
YOU CAN SIGN DOUG'S TRENTON TIMES GUESTBOOK.
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING URL:
Monday, November 10, 2008
Back when I became involved in amateur radio, those of us who constituted the "new breed" were derisively called "appliance operators." In the photo above, B.B. Wentzel is holding a revolutionary "HT," or in technical amateur talk, "Handy-Talky." The demise of the WWII tube type behemoth known as a "Walky-Talky" was replaced by the revolutionary transistorized HT seen in the photo. I would guess that it was a "Wilson," but I am probably incorrect.
I humbly ask that a more knowledgeable ham who is able to properly identify that radio come forward and rescue me.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
I HOPE SOME OF THE LOCAL VISITORS TO MY WEBSITE WILL JOIN ME THIS COMING WEDNESDAY AS I PRESENT A PROGRAM OF LOVE SONGS AT THE KUSER FARM MANSION. I HAVE SEEN POLITICALLY MOTIVATED SUGGESTIONS IN THE LOCAL NEWS THAT THE PROGRAMS ARE AN UN-NECESSARY EXPENSE. NOTE THAT ALL OF MY EFFORTS ARE ON A VOLUNTEER BASIS, AS ARE ALL THE OTHER CITIZENS WHO BELIEVE IN GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY WE LOVE. HERE'S THE TOWNSHIP PRESS RELEASE; I SURE HOPE TO SEE A FEW OF YOU THERE:
Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m.
Advance Reservation Required
Musical ProgramBy To lover
Enjoy an evening musical program presented by Tom Glover in the 45 foot dining room of the mansion. Tom will bring his music on his computer, and you’ll have a lovely evening listening to his love ballads. Guests are invited to join in, by singing along during the entire evening. Tom always presents a memorable evening.
NOTE: Tom Glover presents this program on a volunteer basis – and therefore it is not at taxpayer expense. Residents may call 890-3630 to confirm reservations.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
UNFORTUNATELY, THE OFFSET PHOTO PROCESS IN THE 20'S WAS LACKING IN MANY RESPECTS....ONE OF WHICH WAS THE DIFFICULTY IN PRINTING A CLEAR IMAGE. HOWEVER, IT IS STILL INTERESTING TO SEE HOW BROADCAST RADIO, SCARCELY TWO YEARS OLD, WAS CAPTURING THE IMAGINATION OF AMERICA'S YOUTH.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
These babies were made out on Long Island and were considered top of the line in the 50s. They also had a military contract and made a lot of money engineering radio and transmitting equipment for them and the amateur community.
SEVEN MONTHS PRIOR TO THE JAPANESE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR...THESE OLD DVRA NEWSLETTERS HOLD A CERTAIN FASCINATION. LIKE MY TRENTON NEWSPAPER COLLECTION, I NEVER TIRE OF PERUSING THE PAGES AND TAKING A TRIP BACK TO THE YEARS WHEN LIKE TODAY, THE TYPICAL AMATEUR WAS AN ELECTRONIC "TRAILBLAZER."
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
|Following i ||s a note from Bob Ballantine, referring to his amateur radio experiences as a younger man in the Trenton area. Bob has been sending some really nice amateur radio memorabilia to me for on this site, (SEE THE ACCOMPANYING QSL CARD BELOW FROM "RHODE ISLAND RED," W2RIR. This website was established with the idea of touching on the fascinating past of central Jersey amateur radio, and the many friends we hams have had over the years. |
|THIS FROM BOB: |
|Tom, my friend Margie K2UTS told me of your great work on area history. I am spending a lot of time here and appreciate what you are doing. I love wireless and area radio history, Mr. Raser and Carl Dannerth & Bob Singer were hero's to me when I attended THS in the 50s. I am searching for a picture of Mr. Dannerth but as yet can't locate anything. I got my chance there in Trenton and joined the CG and eventually Ohio State Highway Patrol. I look back with appreciation to my amateur radio heritage in Trenton, Thanks. Bob - Warren, Ohio W8SU|