If any of you have been over to the ARRL Website lately, you may have noticed that Ward Silver N0AX posted a quiz about Ham Radio on TV.
Question # 10 is:
10) Which show featured a ham radio phone patch between a soldier and his girlfriend back home?
b. McHale’s Navy
d. Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Now I didn't get the intended answer on this one, which was a) M*A*S*H, because one of my very early TV memories was this episode of McHale's Navy, which originally aired back on May 19, 1964. I had recently turned seven years old and obviously, was at a very impressionable age !!!
Two things I know now that I didn't know back then - the callsigns used are all whacked out. Secondly, since McHale's Navy was set in a WWII background, it would have been impossible for a US Radio Amateur to have been on the air.
But it was a great episode and it's my earliest Amateur Radio memory.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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