Why Play Radio…
For many years, I was a member of the Yahoo Groups Sandpatch List. Sandpatch, named for Sandpatch Mountain and tunnel, is where the Baltimore & Ohio, now CSX, crosses the Alleghenies. It was built after the world famous Horse Shoe Curve near Altoona, PA where the Pennsylvania Railroad crosses the same mountain chain. Sandpatch is steeper and has its own horseshoe curve at Mance, PA.
Yahoo Groups was a predecessor of groups.io, where you can find the Cumberland Amateur Radio Club group. The Sandpatch list was fairly small, but one regular poster was Ted from Michigan. The list went to Facebook as the demise of Yahoo Groups was imminent. I lost track of the members.
Periodically I like to check on some other amateur radio club websites to see what they are up to and how they compare to our site, maintained by Andy, AF3I. One of the “peer group” sites is K3SMT, the Somerset County (PA) Amateur Radio Club. They seem to be an active group and their page has been improved a lot since my last visit. They have a “Meet Our Members” tab. There are profiles of some of the members there (sound familiar?) One of them is Ted from Michigan! Aka AC8SW!
Thanks to ham radio, Ted and I are back in touch.
For more information on the great wide world of amateur radio, follow the trail to:
To see Ted, AC8SW’s profile on the Somerset Amateur Radio Club site:
See ‘ya down the log.
“Thanks to ham radio, Ted and I are back in touch.”
Rail Fan and
Amateur Radio Operator