Sorry, Colin, I am not sure that Richard's story justifies slamming the youth of today, based on a hypothetical anecdote. As one who is of a similar vintage to you, I recall, some less than stellar examples of things done in our youth, as well. ;- o

FYI, I too grew up on RCI and others in the 70's and do miss them, but, as with many other facets of our lives, time marches on.


73's

John Fisher (father of 3 of those future leaders)

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From: "R. Colin Newell" <coffeecan...@gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2016 7:09 PM
To: "Mailing list for the International Radio Club of America" <irca@hard-core-dx.com> Subject: Re: [IRCA] Slightly OT - the Best film about Shortwave radio inproduction.

Awesome story!

Could you imagine what young people, of today,  will tell their
grandchildren when they grow old...

"Now Billy, way back in the early part of the 21st Century, I stood in line
at the APPLE store for 3 days to get the iPhone 15! Those were the days!!"

I am only in my 50's and feel quite youthful - but honestly... if the young people today are the leaders and thinkers of the future.... heaven help us!
:-)

Your story is so sweet I am going to forward it to former CBC RCI Host Ian
McFarland!

On Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 3:32 PM, Richard Allen <richa...@perryisp.net>
wrote:

Colin:

Thanks for the post.

A short wave broadcast from the CBC IS (later RCI) station at Sackville
was the very first I heard. It was a late Sunday afternoon in winter and I
was listening on an old receiver found in the upstairs of my grandmother’s
house.  The broadcast contained a mailbag program hosted by Earle Fisher,
and the frequency was 11.72 Mc/s.  Surprising what I still remember!   I
became a regular listener of the service until the end.

Interestingly, while I was stationed in England a few years later, I heard
my first trans-Atlantic medium wave DX from CBA-1070, Sackville.

The QSL cards from those two broadcasts are among my most treasured.

Richard Allen.
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