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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 03:40 AM

20. I was doing that sort of thing all the time up until the mid 80s.

I remember taking long trips in the car and playing endlessly with the tuner in our 1972 AMC Hornet's AM radio as a toddler and early grade schooler. And then at home I would try and supplement the antennas on portable radios with wire clothes hangers and the like. I remember getting St. Louis stations from Cape Coral, Florida; and Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania stations from here in Las Vegas.

And then I got a Lasonic boombox for a birthday gift in 1985 or so which had access to one of the shortwave bands on its tuner. THAT was cool. There was no limit to the strange and interesting stuff I found with that old boombox.

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