great ham radio print that my wife gave me!

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  1. KU8V

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    My wife surprised me with a gift of a reproduction of this Schlitz ad, from around 1952 I think. I'm not sure I can imagine her waiting on me hand and foot to bring me beers while I spend countless hours on the radio. But she is remarkably indulgent in accommodating my hobby, and having a laugh about it as well.


    David Ballenger

  2. K7WFM

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    That is really really nice. I'd keep her if I were you.
  3. K8ERV

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    His desk is MUCH too clean!

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  4. KJ4VTH

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    A forum member has that picture as his avatar.
  5. W7UUU

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    Ahem..... :D:D (I believe there's one other, and his is a bit larger in the crop)

    I might add that when I first saw this ad back in 2006, I checked all the callsigns - W2BOB is
    the only "real" one - I emailed with him then - he had no idea his call had been used in a
    beer ad, even while the ad was current (he's had the call for decades).

    Fun stuff.!

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2012
  6. W4KTL

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    Despite my avatar, my XYL doesn't bring me a cool one to the shack either.
  7. KU8V

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    Thank you. I'm definitely a lucky man!
  8. KC8VWM

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    Well... we can all dream of such a thing occurring can't we?
  9. KJ4VTH

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    Interesting antenna setup you have on your townhouse; well done!
  10. K6CPO

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    Times have sure changed since 1952. Women in dresses and men wearing ties at home. I can remember my family driving across country in the 1950's and my father wearing a suit every day of the trip.
  11. KC9UDX

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    I've never liked Schlitz beer, but for years when my wife and I were first dating we spent every Friday night in the old tasting room in the basement of the Schlitz brewery. Since then we have a small collection of Schlitz ephemera, and I'll have to keep my eyes out for one like that.
  12. KL7AJ

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  13. AE4LH

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    Thank you for sharing this with the forum. It's great!
  14. WA8UEG

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    Ahhhh, the good ole days when men were men and women catered to their every need. Would like to elaborate but gotta go and fix dinner for the XYL.
  15. WW0W

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    That is because the good wife cleaned it up for him!
  16. AF6LJ

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    Those were good times, they had their bad points but so does the present day.
  17. N0NB

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    I do marvel at the ads of the time, and even period pictures, at the routine formality exhibited. Suits and ties in church are getting rare (no, I don't wear one either but khakis and a nice shirt will do). No way could I imagine sitting down at the rig in a tie but it seems that happened, perhaps not as much as the period ads would have us believe.
  18. KC9UDX

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    Since you made me look that close at the picture, I noticed he thinks she is wielding a frying pan. That or he's about to call CQ for the first time.
  19. WA4BRL

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    Here's an enhanced version of the original file posted on this thread. I upped the brightness and color saturation make it pop a bit more.


    Personally, I think this is a rendering of the radio room aboard a Lockheed Super Constellation airliner. Why else would the woman serving that "Sparks" be wearing a stewardess uniform? :D
  20. K7JBQ

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    Back in my parent's generation, women did wear outfits like that. Men, however, did not wear pink shirts.

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