This book contains a story about one of the most interesting hobbies
in the world - Amateur Radio. It covers about sixty-one years of what happened in a small
section of Ontario Canada and provides some details of the struggle to learn, the
galloping pace of technology, the thrill of talking around the world and the fun and
trials of natural and manmade emergencies.
Why do men and women desire to become amateur radio people? It seems to
me that the answer is that personal control of communication is desired and they obtain
this in amateur radio.
Amateur radio broadens people. As they roam the world with their
equipment they become part of the whole public picture. They make friends in the British
Isles, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and hundreds more countries.
They assist in providing communication in cases of sickness, fire, flood, earthquakes and
All amateurs start in a small way and gradually build up stations capable of
world-wide transmission. They all have to start their hobby "From Small Beginnings
W.R. "Ross" Carruthers VE3CEA