AMATEUR RADIO


This kid I knew had a lot of fun
With a Heathkit rig, an AT-1,

He borrowed it from Melvin Syms, a ham
Radio operator and shoe shop man,

With a Novice ticket and an amateur call
He worked a few stations with an antenna small,

His interest in wireless was rather short-lived,
Never cared for Morse code, and never really thrived

On electrical theory or learning Ohm's law,
Was attracted to trucking -- got it from his Pa,

Bob became a driver of Interstate rigs,
After the passing of "Maggie & Jiggs,"

I still remember radios with ruddy glowing tubes,
And an ex-Marine Principal named Elmer E. Dubes.

by D. Edgar Murray