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DXing are there countries we are not allowed to contact

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N4AEQ, Nov 14, 2019.

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  1. 2E0CIT

    2E0CIT Ham Member QRZ Page

    At around 7 years old in the early 1950s I was fascinated by the magic of the 'intercom' at the local butcher shop. He would shout into a loudspeaker on the wall and the guy down in the basement would hear him and shout back, presumably through his loudspeaker.
    It was about that time that my dad showed me how to wire a bulb and battery together to make the bulb light up, explaining that electricity has to run in a circle to make things work.
    When I finally got my hands on a pair of speakers I wired them together and replicated the intercom set up! No batteries, no amplifier, you just needed to shout! In ham terms I guess we'd call it a 'passive repeater'.
    And all these years later, after childhood electrical experiments involving clouds of blue smoke, terrified parents and blown fuses I'm finally using antennas instead of wires,'s still magic!:)
    73 y'all, Jeff
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