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September 29, 2006
Aleksey UA9W **
When I have got my callsign
I sometimes spent in the Air 8 hours per day. I have used only
CW. I look for interesting stations so I mostly heard the Air.
Several times I heard how a station with the same callsign
like mine worked in the Air with another stations. Copy cat, I
thought, but very talent copy cat because he sent CW practically
like me… When I have read the article I recognize that may be
I have heard me from others times.
October 10, 2006
"There are things, which we can not know, but
it is impossible have known, what is these things".
In 1973 I was
a schoolboy who is a radio fan. I made a wireless adapter (schematic
was published in soviet magazine Radio). I t was one- transistor
VHF transmitter that can be received in distance of 10 meters.
I connected the adapter to my tape recorder Nota and enjoyed hearing
of the record of music of a local jazz- band from my home receiver
that was switch on to VHF band. The receiver was placed in the
distance of 5 meters from the tape recorder. When the tape was
finished and tape recorder was stopped I turn the receiver to
HF- band. Suddenly, when I look for HF stations (as usual I look
for Voice of America), I heard the music that I transmitted 15
times ago. Like a stupid I stared to my stopped tape recorder
with standing tape and heard the music with all defects that was
on my tape. Unknown station had transmitted all the music and
stopped at the same place like at my tape. After that only the
silence was at the frequency… I was astonished I could not understand
nothing… I was heard my broadcasting after near 15 minutes
when I had stopped the tape. More, I had heard the broadcasting
on another frequency (in another band!). Until today I can explain
the situation only like devil’s joke…
I. G.: Also I have
received on my email some very interesting feedbacks to the article
Time Warp. One feedback I paste below. The ham, who sent me that
feedback, has agreed to publish it only under condition of complete
== I want to describe a strange case which has taken
place with me.
I had obtained
my ham license in 1977. Then I was active mostly CWon 40, 20 and 15 meters. But in summer
of 1992 I have decided to try a 160 meters. I installed a sloper in 42 meters long. One end of the sloper was tied to my balcony (9 floor) another end was
tied (through a gay) to a light pole.
For the 160 metersI have used a home made one band transceiver (design of
UA1FA, Radio #4, 1980) with PA made on 3x GU50 (GU50- a Russian
tube, can give near 100 watts at 160 meters). In that summer I
have done lots interesting QSO’s. From these QSOs I have remembered
a QSO with 4X4xxx, Israel. It was my first 4X4 on 160.
It was 599 in both ends. Near half of hour we chatted about our
equipment and life. It turned out, that my correspondent was immigrated
to Israel from
in 1981 year.I have sent
my QSL to him but never have got his QSL.
In the winter of 1993 the sloper
was broken by a storm wind as well as the storm broken my antennas
for HF- an I.V. for the 40 meters and anUW4HW (broadband vertical) that I have used for the 20
and 15 meters. I could not fix the antennas straight away after
storm. Then, in the 1993, my company did global cutting and I
was dismissed. My live turned down I looked for any job and I
had no time to fix my antennas and to work in the Air. In 1996
I was emigrated to Israel.
Through several years of my life in Israel I found
a job at a very good company according to my qualification of
Electronics Engineer. It was amused but in one of the departments
of the company it was worked a ham with whom I had QSO in 1992.
I talked with him about the QSO,it is occurred that he also had remembered
the QSO, he sent me a QSL and did not
get nothing… I told him that I also had not received his QSL.
Through several days he met me and gave me a QSL for the contact.
On the QSL the date was 1993, when I did not work in the Air.
I told him about the mistake. On the other day he brought his
log for 1993 where the QSO was written. I did not want looks like
an idiot (only got good job), so, I told him, well, it is my mistake,
of course, the QSO was in 1993… But I know that I did not work
in the Air in 1993! ==