Amateur Radio N2DS
My knowledge about Amateur Radio began in 1958. I was 8 years old then and I remember my dad setting up this real neat equipment. A WRL Globe Scout 680A and a Hammarlund HQ-110A receiver. I was used to odd stuff around the house as my dad did radio repair in his earlier years. But this stuff was very cool and I became immediately interested.
However I wasn't interested enough to get my own license, but my dad would let me speak with these old guys near and far away. But finally in 1965, I learned the Morse code, which was very easy for me. There was no stopping me now!
I was interested mostly in the technical aspects of ham radio and enjoyed building my own transmitters and receivers. It was a real hoot working someone on equipment that I had put together.
I used to be very active, but after the internet came to my house, that became my main interest in life.