If you’re not already a regular subscriber to the K9YA Telegraph, it’s definitely worth taking the time to join the list. This monthly PDF newsletter, published the Robert F. Heytow Memorial Radio Club is a gem. Each issue is full of stories from amateur radio operators sharing stories about growing up with and remembering how ham radio impacted their lives. There is no cost to subscribe.
If you have not seen it yet, be sure to visit the Novice Historical Society web site created by Cliff Cheng, PhD, AC6C and former WN6JPA (1975). The site is dedicated to preserving unique history of the Novice era in Amateur Radio (1951-2000). And what a wonderful time it was for us all back then!
If you were a novice during that time period please visit the site and add your story to the many that have already been published. I contributed my story, which began in 1969 when I was a young teenager.
The site has a full timeline of events from that period.
Cliff is still looking for Novice stories from the 1970s – 2001. He and many others have dedicated significant time to making this a very well-done site. If you can help, please contact Cliff.