When I was very young, maybe seven or eight, I received a flashlight as a gift.
Almost immediately I learned about the speed of light and the enormous distance it would travel in a year. Just before bedtime one night, I went into the backyard with my new flashlight and turned it upward into the black sky.
As I turned it on and off, I imagined that somewhere far away, an intelligent being would detect the light from my flashlight. I had transformed my flashlight into a time and distance machine.
To me, this is the essence of radio.
June 29, 2011
Dipoles: 30m, 40m, 80m.
Wire vertical: 63' using AH-4 w/30 radials.
Long wire: 107' using AH-4.
Active Loop Receive Antenna: Wellbrook ALA1530S+
5-band Yagi: Spiderbeam HD.
9-band WAS JT65