Amateur Radio 1965
I became serious about obtaining an amateur radio license in
1965. Joe Hill, KØIVK, of Republic, Missouri, introduced
me to the hobby. Licensing was delayed when my family relocated. Wade McKay, WA4TFI (SK), and others of the Delta Radio Club of
Whitehaven, Tennessee, got me back involved without much lost time. Once licensed, I went
through a progression of bought and borrowed equipment. In recent years, I have
assembled the station I always wanted from gear available around 1965. I have
collected other related items from that era (see below).
|Jones Monimatch, AMECO SWR meter, CDE HAM-M rotor/control, Instructograph, ATKO mini keyer, AMECO CPS code practice oscillator, code practice records from AMECO,
Millen Grid Dip Oscillator, EICO Grid Dip Oscillator, Dow Key coaxial
relay, Bird 43 wattmeter, Simpson 260 VOM. Mayfair tape recorder (I had one when I was 12 years old).
Numechron Tymeter with ID timer. (Mine was manufactured in '65 according to the date
on the bottom)
Electric black rotary dial (Mine was manufactured in '65 according to the date on