The Ham

    The Ham (1961)
by Duane Fischer, W8DBF

There was a ham with a cubical quad,

He had five hundred watts and a ground in the sod.

One night he was listening in the eighty meter band,

When he heard a rare station way down in Congo land.

He switched on his transmitter and reach for the key,

Then pounded out his call letters as fast as could be.

The ham in the Congo said his readability was four,

And told him to keep on sending some more.

When he finally wound up that QSO,

The fuse in his final was about to blow.

Note from author:  I got an A for this silly poem about amateur

radio for my tenth grade English class.

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