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A Ham's Night Before Christmas

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K4AAQ, Dec 5, 2022.

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  1. K4AAQ

    K4AAQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    For some of you, it wouldn't be Christmas without A Ham's Night Before Christmas. So string the lights and put up the tree:

    I wrote... er, stole this poem in 1996. The original was titled A Visit from St. Nicholas, by the way, not T'was the Night Before Christmas. Over the years I added an audio recording, then music, then made the video. The whole story and a few other versions are available at this HamRadioNow Episode. There's a version without music that you can play on a repeater, and text so you can read it yourself. You don't have to ask in advance: permission granted.

    73, ho ho ho, Gary K4AAQ
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2022
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  2. N7ECV

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    Always fun to see this. Thank you
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  3. KQ1V

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    Hijinks! I've a copy of the early-1970s, 'Nam era US Navy Radioman Watch "night before..."

    RM squids out there, email me, and I'll send you an Adobe PDF.
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  4. K1LKP

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  5. W3AMT

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    Thank You very enjoyable!
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  6. KI5UXW

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  7. K7UD

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    Gary -

    Many thanks for sharing your creativity. I so enjoyed this.

    Uncle Dee K7UD (Kilo 7 Uncle Dee)
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  8. K1LKP

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  9. KD2WTR

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    Great poem/video!

    always hilarious thanks!

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  10. EA5QB

    EA5QB Ham Member QRZ Page

    wow so nice thank you kind
    vy 73 elan g0uut
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  11. VA3BHT

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    Amazing video 73
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  12. KD9MLU

    KD9MLU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well done, sir! This is my first listen to your unique version and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I appreciate the creative minds that are part of this hobby.
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  13. K9CTB

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    Thanks so much ..... Hearing the poem and seeing those old ads, well .... Something in my eyes .... wife may be cutting onions! :)
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  14. M6EVR

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    love it best ever thanks for putting it on and sharing
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  15. IU5LRH

    IU5LRH Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's no Christmas without this !!!
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