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When Amateur Radio Was Fun

When I first started in ham radio, it was in the middle '50s. The first receiver I ever had, was 1937 Halllicrafters, S-11 (Super Skyrider). This had 2, metal clad, 6L6 tubes. Could keep the coffee pot warm all day. Home brewed the transmitter, using 6L6 and three xtals on 80M CW. Later, because of good grades in high school, I got a DX-35, by Heath Kit for Christmas.