A Ham's Night Before Christmas

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K4AAQ, Dec 4, 2020.

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  1. K4AAQ

    K4AAQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is an especially rough year for many of us. Maybe this will bring a little holiday cheer. I can't call it a 'classic' because I created it (though many of the images it contains are clearly 'classic'), but you can.


    There are a few other versions out there that I've created.
    • The 'original' standard definition version. Same poem, same music, but back when TV technology was 4:3:


    • The 'live' version. I had performed this poem (without images or music) at many radio club meetings. My ego thought you might like to see me doing it on camera, but adding the images and music for a 'very special' version:


    • Text. This is truly the 'original' version. I wrote it in 1996. The audio and video versions didn't begin appearing for 15 more years, but the text was a December regular on QRZ and many ham radio 'message boards' back in those early days of the Internet. Read it yourself on a club net (warning: it takes more than three minutes, so beware of timing out the repeater): https://www.hamradionow.tv/a-hams-night-before-christmas

    • "No Music" version. Of course, you can't play music on the air, but you can play poems. So this link will take you to a HamRadioNow episode page that includes my 'no music' recording. You can download the mp3 file: https://www.hamradionow.tv/episodes/2016/12/2/hrn-283-a-hams-night-before-christmas
    And a few of you may wonder 'whatever became of KN4AQ?'.

    W1YW chased me away ☹

    73 and Happy Merry ☃ - Gary KN4AQ
     
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  2. KN6HVU

    KN6HVU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Merry QSL!!
     
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  3. G3SEA

    G3SEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very nice ! :cool:
    Mele Kalikimaka
    G3SEA/KH6
     
  4. KF0G

    KF0G Ham Member QRZ Page

    thank you Gary
    you should come back and interview Chip /w1yw
    you are both very intelligent and interesting gentlemen
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL 73
     
  5. W9WLW

    W9WLW Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Very enjoyable - 73 de W9WLW
     
  6. K7JJP

    K7JJP Ham Member QRZ Page

    :) Thank you!
     
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  7. KG6EJT

    KG6EJT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Love it! Thanks!

    Have a Merry and Safe Christmas, everyone!
     
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  8. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    HI GARY,

    THANKS A MILLION FOR SHARING WITH THE QRZ TROOPS..........BRAVO......

    OK IT'S NOW TIME FOR YOUR FRIENDS AT THE CFO CLUB TO SHARE WITH
    YOU AND THE QRZ TROOPS.

    =====I THINK THIS IS THE "TORTURED VERSION"

    NIGHT BEFORE SS CONTEST  PART 1.jpg
    NIGHT BEFORE SS CONTEST  PART 2.jpg
    CFO HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL DEC 2020.jpg

    ==== CFO HOLIDAY BOARDER WITH ACTIVE MEMBERS.jpg

    73
    GOD BLESS TO ALL
    AND
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS

     
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  9. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Now now: God gave you free will. I most certainly didn't take it away.

    I am still here and this is a great video.

    "Stop and be friendly"-Close Encounters
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    Last edited: Dec 5, 2020
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  10. N8PEM

    N8PEM XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    That’s so well done. Thanks for sharing.
     

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