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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

73 in the 70s

Mike, VK3XL, has been helping me track down the article that led to my traumatic failed teenage receiver-building project. He found this very interesting index for 73 Magazine articles. A quick look through the 1975-1978 period revealed several suspects, and hit me with a wave of nostalgia. What a great magazine 73 was! Sure, it was a bit wacky, but it had really wonderful technical content, at just the right level for truly amateur ham radio operators. Take your own walk down memory lane:


  1. Bill; You are so right! 73 was a great magazine, "Wayne Green we miss you".

    Also don't forget about the girls of of 73 -- http://ki4sgu.blogspot.com/2009/10/groovy-baby-those-seventies-were-so.html

    -- Ham radio needs a spokesman like Mr Green Again. 73 ki4SGU

  2. Someone donated a passel of 73 magazines to the Santa Clara High School Amateur Radio Club in 1966. That would've been about 6 years into 73's existance. No one was reading 'em so WN6TNL glommed onto the whole stack.

    They helped give me my start in ham radio and homebrewing and I still have most of those mag's. to this day.

    Who remembers the story about the "Zero Meter Band" rigs? HA! What a hoot!

    73 ES HPE CU on Zero,

    Steve Smith WB6TNL
    "Snort Rosin"

  3. Bill, I have PDF copies of the entire run of 73 so if you need a particular issue send me a message. KE5VZTatGMAILdotCOM


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