Recap June 10, 2017 Radio Practice

June 11th, 2017 by Peter Leave a reply »

Yesterday’s radio practice was a lot of fun.

Besides the warm Sun and bright blue sky, a friendly and eager team of fifteen (15) radio operators joined me at Spreckels Lake to talk on our radios, send and receive messages, change frequencies and help each other. There were 5 first-timers who I hope will join us again and again.

Please join me Saturday, July 8, 2017, 1000 hours to 1200 hours, for our next radio practice. This practice will be the start of our Eighth (8th) year at Spreckels Lake. Who would have thought?  Our first radio practice was July 10, 2010.

Towards the end of Saturday’s practice Golf Net Control sent some special messages. The subject line for each was “WW II HISTORICAL MESSAGE”. On the Internet I found actual short June 5, 1944 BBC broadcast messages for the French Resistance and French citizens to alert them the Invasion was to begin.  At the same time other coded messages were being sent by voice and Morse Code to French Resistance radio operators, who were using “home build” short wave radios and antennas.

Amateur Radio Operators were in service way back then. A lot is owed to them.

73 and Thanks to all of you. I hope to see you at the Lake.

Peter McElmury AA6SF


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