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The Days of Steam Radio

I was inspired by John’s posting about Steam Radio on his Las Vegas Photoblog.

There are a diminishing number of us radio old timers around these days. And the number of us who can use Morse code is also falling away. Only the Amateur Radio folks keep Morse code alive.

This video below was taken of me between 1993-1995 when we lived in Cyprus. I held the Cypriot Amateur Radio callsign 5B4AFC and used Morse code exclusively. My old ‘squeeze keyer‘ morse key – an ETM3C – has been with me for well over 40 years now and is still going strong. People, in these days of nearly instant global communications, find it hard to believe that, when I started out as a Merchant Navy Radio Officer in1972, Morse code was our only way of sending data from ship to shore. Happy days!

Richard – 5B4AFC

The Guest Post (5) – Image by Jeanine

This wonderful, wonderful image below from my good friend Jeanine who hides out over there in New York State. And, if we’re lucky, Jeanine will be posting some of her recipes here. I have been trying to persuade Jeanine to post some of her recipes either here on on her own blog (which she hasn’t got yet). Jeanine is a creative photographer and an excellent cook – a woman of many talents!

Jeanine previous images here – 1 2 3 4

Image by Jeanine
Image by Jeanine

The Printing Press (not just any printing press).

Not just any printing press. This press was used by the Dutch Resistance during World War 2 to print leaflets. More than 20,000 Dutch people were arrested because of their work with the Dutch Resistance. 2,000 Resistance workers were executed. Many Resistance workers were sent to concentration camps. So many brave people.

The Printing Press - Richard Broom Photography
The Printing Press – Richard Broom Photography

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