This is where you'll find things I've written, published
and unpublished. Please read them for your pleasure and
amusement. There is a lot of Ham Radio material, because I have
been very successful in getting it published. After so much lack
of response in other markets, I have tended to write what I feel
might be widely read. Now that I have this site, I might be
encouraged to write more of general interest.
Sneaky as I am, I have tried to slip a wide range of
commentary into my radio writings!
...A monthly column I write for the Pasadena Radio Club.
The premise is to introduce the Ham Radio sport of
"DX", long-distance communication and contests to the
general radio public. I have managed to include a few outrageous
opinions/observations and subjects:
- L.I.V.E. DX #10 (A few comments on the state of humor in our
- L.I.V.E. DX #11 (Ethics, and will Morse Code save mankind?)
- L.I.V.E. DX #12 (Ironies and epiphanies)
- L.I.V.E. DX #13 (We are not alone. Where Doctors go.)
- L.I.V.E. DX #14 (Strange facts, Horace's double-lever.)
- L.I.V.E. DX #15 (Meet the DX Oracle!)
DX #16 (Scratch 'n
- L.I.V.E. DX #17 (The Strange Tale of RV2/FO8)
- L.I.V.E. DX #18 (Johnny Got His Gun)
- L.I.V.E. DX #19
(A few thoughts on
charity and Uncle Bob.)
- L.I.V.E. DX #20 (Dastardly doings at my idol - Motorola!)
- L.I.V.E. DX #21 (Pirates Want US!!)
- L.I.V.E. DX #22 (Story of W8DX)
DX #23 (The incredible
life of James Bowman Lindsay)
- L.I.V.E. DX #24 (How the advent of modern communications
caused a Lost Art)
- L.I.V.E. DX #25 (Ten tips for winning contests)
- L.I.V.E. DX #26 (A New Revenue Stream)
- L.I.V.E. DX #27 (Feel free to lie)
- L.I.V.E. DX #28 (Farewell to L.I.V.E.)
Genius In The Shadows
The amazing story of "Ted" Gillete, W6HX.
comments by Ken Beals, who worked for Ted.
Biography It occurred to me that most of us end our lives without any
recognition, no mention of the wonderful moments that make a life. My
mother had a twenty year career at the Cleveland Public Library before I was
born! Her gentle story is touching and remarkable. Please read
- The Flux Connection Published in DX Magazine.
A 'scientific' study of sunspots and human behavior with
some incredible conclusions!
- Rescue at Sea Press Story used by several newspapers and
The ARRL Letter, about Bob Karon's
- (This proves once, and for all, that I
am incapable of writing straight news!)
- Henry Radio QRT The story of the closing of a Los Angeles
breakthrough on the streets of Los Angeles.
- ASSISUP A Review of a Very Unusual Catalog!
- DX Hell A fever provides the answer to some very
- Incident in the
Park My dog's bad manners!
- Put My
Picture on Facebook No, Please!
- The Angel of Aeroflot
An unselfish act of kindness.
is No Pointing At the Getty A True Story
- The Day
The Homecoming Float Exploded (With Me In It) Where was I in 1960?
- A Perfect Place
To Die Critters in my attic
- Mr. Flanagan
My theater apprenticeship
All original writing is
copyright or registered. Please read and enjoy. You
may also quote and copy for small publications with
proper credit. Please contact me by e-mail if you want to publish or
distribute on a larger scale.