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A Ham Radio Operator's Night Before Christmas. Post #637.

A Ham Radio Operator's Night Before Christmas : A Ham Radio Operator's Night Before Christmas from Gary Pearce, KN4AQ on December 24, 2015 View comments about this article! A Ham Radio Operator's Night Before Christmas T'was the night before Christmas, And all through two-meters, Not a signal was keying up Any repeaters. The antennas reached up From the tower, quite high, To catch the weak signals That bounced from the sky. The children, Tech-Pluses, Took their HTs to bed, And dreamed of the day They'd be Extras, instead. Mom put on her headphones, I plugged in the key, And we tuned 40 meters For that rare ZK3. When the meter was pegged by a signal with power. It smoked a small diode, and, I swear, shook the tower. Mom yanked off her phones, And with all she could muster Logged a spot of the signal On the DX Packet Cluster, While I ran to the window And peered up at the sky, To see what could generate RF that high. It was wa