CIA declassifies Soviet-era amateur radio

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K0UO, Nov 30, 2019.

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  1. WD0BCT

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    So.....when do you think the COLD WAR ended? I think it's demise was greatly exaggerated. Just because a wall came down does not mean the COLD WAR ended. It only shifted gears.
     
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  2. W0IS

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    When I was in elementary school, I was a little confused. (Well, I guess I'm still a little confused, but about different things.) I didn't quite catch the distinction between "veterans" and "veterinarians." So when veterans day came around, I thought it was a day to honor army animal doctors. I assumed they were there to treat cavalry horses, but I did think it was strange that they had a day devoted just to them.
     
  3. W4RAV

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    I gotta say, I was surprised when the military completely dropped Morse code.
    With single-use code books, seems such a secure way to communicate. And little potential for viruses or hacks!


    I guess that's another blessing from being in the Army. It's where I got my Morse code training.
    I gave up an enlistment bonus to get a guaranteed Europe. Lived in Germany from ~1988-1990. It was a great time to be there!
    Seems my battalion left in 1995.


    The one thing I remember well when operating radios in the military... They weren't nearly as focused on safety as we are in this hobby.
    Until I got my ham ticket, I don't recall much of anything about RF burns or the likes in the months spent in classrooms.

    Heck, we were taking down antennas by hand during lightning storms! :eek:
     
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