Mom and Dad became ham radio operators in the early 1990’s. That’s not an easy thing to do. To get a ham license they were tested on Morse code, and many other things I wouldn’t guess about. Being hams, they could have an emergency radio in their car, back in the days before cell phones. They spent time in the mornings next to their radios and chatted with their ham buddies, similar to a modern Internet chat room! And they had their call letters on their license plates.
Ken Bates, another local ham, and Dad designed this radio device. It has something to do with muting a signal. While Ken and Dad weren’t hamming it up, they were local activists in the Good Shepherd Humane Society here in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We are lucky that Ken is still pulling for the dogs and cats out at the shelter. Thanks Ken.