W9FWN Talks To The World

82 years ago… 1938. My dad and his Ham Radio friends were really the first settlers in Cyberspace – it wasn’t the first internet users. Working a code bug and listening in was totally ‘out there’… you often did it w your eyes closed, and if your code correspondent was on Pitcairn Island or in Nepal, somewhere, you were there too somehow. Physically, you might be sitting in a tent on the North Shore but you felt like you were in another universe. You might have friends on the Azores, or some tin mine in Bolivia and you talked to ’em pretty regularly, at a time when long distance calls to Minneapolis would break your bank.