WHAT NOT TO DO
WORDS TO THE UNWISE
From the Ellesmere Guardian, Volume XLVII, Issue 3316, 23 April 1929, Page 6.
In breezy Australian language a Brisbane paper offers some advice to the wireless fraternity:—
Loud speakers were not meant to blow tiles off roofs. Do not try to.
Do not regenerate unto others because you would not like others to regenerate unto you.
Do not strike matches on your panel. The piano is much better.
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THE HOBBY OF DX-ING
From the 1948/49 “Lamphouse” Annual
THE term DX is an abbreviation of the word distance as used in the amateur radio transmitters’ code, and those who indulge in the pastime of distant listening became known as dxers.
There are now DX Clubs established all over the world and the oldest club in Australasia is the New Zealand DX Club, Inc. This club had its beginnings way back in 1927.
The average age of DXers is steadily increasing, so it is worth contemplating this time of life. DXers should be aware that there are signs that indicate you are approaching old age, or whether it is too late.
The warning signs are when :
1) You still refer to kc/s instead of kHz.
2) You keep an extra pair of glasses to ﬁnd the spare ones – and lose them both.
3) You start saying “I remember the days you could hear 250 Watt Yanks on 1490 kc/s”.
4) You can’t see the numbers on the dial of the receiver too well.
5) Sitting in front of your radio is your daily exercise.
6) You now get the grandson to climb the tree to hang the antenna wire.
7) You log the station but never get around to writing the reception report.
8) You can remember ﬁrst hearing of Kennedy’s assassination over the VOA.
9) You blame the earphones when you can’t hear the station ID properly.