School Teacher and Councilor for over 32 years
Helen and I (KA8ZBW – Bill) were together for 19 years.
I was Helen’s second husband. Just
six months after she and her first husband were married, he became a Ham Radio
Operator and Helen became a Ham Radio Widow.
This was part of the reason for their divorce.
In 1985 Helen and I got married and shortly thereafter, thanks to Keith,
WA8ZWJ, I got my Ham Radio License. Needless
to say, Helen was not very happy. I
decided to stick with being a model Ham only.
With, however, some consternation.
If I didn’t turn the radio off when she was in the car,
and the “so called” useless noise and burping came over the radio she would
make comments like “TURN THAT FRAPPING THING OFF!”
After several urges, many years later and an increase in
the possible needs for her to have her Ham Radio License, I made the comment
“Hell, if you don’t get your license for any other reason, get it to piss
off your first husband!”
Helen got her license four months later and referred to
herself as the “ZeFfeR”.
Respectfully Submitted, Bill Carver (KA8ZBW)