104 Water Leaf Lane
Cary, NC 27518-9728
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About the Archivist/Webmaster
up around the Great Lakes (Alpena, MI
and South Bend, IN) and have had a shortwave receiver since
1947. I also have a long-term and strong interest in the
inland rivers, both the steamboat era and modern tow boating.
As I remember, I started listening to the towboat radio traffic almost
as soon as I got that first receiver (a Hallicrafters S-38),
and to the
great lakes traffic when I discovered it a few years later.
In the late 70's to mid 90's I had a Drake TR-7 transceiver with the Aux-7 board set up to receive WCM's 4, 6, 8 and 12 MHz channels. It carried the most traffic and was the strongest "tow" or "laker" station at my Virginia and NC locations. My current shortwave receiver is a Kenwood R-5000.
I am 75+, a Purdue EE grad., and have been
retired from General Electric (mobile radio product design) for a
number of years. I am an amateur radio operator (K4ZAD), but
generally prefer listening (amateur and utility stations) to
operating. When I am on the air it's usually on 60M
or 17M. I am also the webmaster for The
GE Mobile Radio History Archive and Swing-Sked
- a listing of swing era music shows on the Internet. I
currently reside near
Raleigh NC which is, unfortunately, very far from the rivers
Except as noted here most of the site's content is in the public domain.