Monday, November 10, 2008


Amateur radio also had a proliferation of members of "The Greatest Generation."
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.

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