WA2RVU takes a glance back to THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADCAST AND AMATEUR RADIO.
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
2015: WELCOME TO MY AMATEUR AND BROADCAST RADIO WEBSITE
Back before cell phones came along and took the charm out of our ability to make a phone call to a repeater on 2 meters, call our wives (or husbands) and carry on a mobile conversation, our exclusive technology was the envy of John Q. Public. With the aforementioned arrival of cell phones, mobile communications among hams has lost its charm and the bands are relatively quiet. I have fond memories of my daily 32 mile commute from Trenton to New Brunswick conversing "round table" style with 5 or 6 fellow commuters going to their respective work QTH's. We called our little early morning and early evening net the "commuter's net." I miss those wonderful years.
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!