WA2RVU takes a glance back to THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADCAST AND AMATEUR RADIO.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008
1949: (Circa 1949)WPTZ CHANNEL 3 PHILADELPHIA
BACK THEN IT WAS CHANNELS 3, 6 AND 10 AND A BIT LATER CHANNEL 12, WDEL-TV, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. I WONDER HOW MANY VISITORS EMBIBED IN ONE OF MY FAVORITE PASTIMES KNOWN AS "TVDX." I REMEMBER THE THRILL OF RECEIVING WLAN-TV (?) CHANNEL 8 IN LANCASTER, PA. i'M NOT QUITE SURE IF MY MEMORY IS CORRECT BUT I THINK THE CALL WAS WLAN. AS I RECALL I ALSO RECEIVED WMAR-TV IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AND WRVA IN RICHMOND. NOT BAD FOR VERY MODEST SINGLE STACK ARRAY FACTING THE SOUTHWEST!
THANKS TO BOB BALLANTINE FOR THIS INTRIGUING VESTIGE FROM THE PAST.
I am the Hamilton Township Historian at the Hamilton Township Public Library Local History Collection. I served in "G-2;" the U.S. Army Security Agency(ASA) with a "Top Secret Codeword" ("Crypto")military clearance. I have been married 60 years in April of 2014 to Judy Britton, my class of 1951 Hamilton High school sweetheart. We have 3 children and 9 grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. I have been a member of the amateur radio community since 1975 with the call sign WA2RVU. If the good Lord wills it, I will be logging local history when I reach the golden age of 100!