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Friday, June 19, 2009

Surfin': Radio Lover

This week's Surfin' seeks and discovers a better definition for the word "amateur."


  1. Radio Lover - could this be what Marconi meant when he commented about the efforts of a radio amateur who had constructed his station completely from scratch - including the tubes? As I recall, Marconi said "I too, am but an amateur". I believe this statement can be found in "200 Meters and Down" by W1CBD.

  2. It is very much the same in Russian - a "radio amateur" is called "radiolubitel", where "lubit" means "to love."