Central Catholic High School
The Amateur Radio Club from Central Catholic is pictured here in this 1963 yearbook photo.
That's me, K7KTM, seated behind the Heathkit DX-40 transmitter.
I'm not sure that anyone ever actually operated the DX-40 from school during my four years there.
(UPDATE 4/5/2009: One fascinating thing about the Internet - all mistakes are eventually found and reported to the author! John Hefler, K7SYH, in the photo below has reported:
We actually did use the old Heath transmitter for a couple of QSO's after we strung up a dipole on the roof of CCHS on a Saturday. I am still amazed that they let us do it. I can't remember if it was 40 or 80m. I think it was 40.
Funny how old memories work. As soon as John reminded me of the trip to the roof, I could recall it clearly. John still has his ticket. As does John Dalrymple,(now K7JCD) located in the far right of the picture above. Sadly, I let mine lapse many years ago and the old call sign has long since been reissued.
This photo from a year earlier shows a somewhat larger club: