May 1967 QST
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A lot of famous people have been
or are currently amateur radio operators, including many present-day astronauts
who broadcast from the International Space Station (ISS). Some media people,
Tim Allen, star of the Home Improvement and
Last Man Standing fame, became a Ham after playing a character who
is one on his show. A 1958 edition of Popular Electronics
magazine published a story titled "VIP's Are Hams Too!," which included Arthur Godfrey (9K4LIB),
Herbert Hoover, Jr. (W6ZH), and Arthur Collins (W0CXX). I wrote an article on radio
host Jean Shepherd (K2ORS), of "A Christmas Story" fame. Senator Barry Goldwater (K7UGA),
of Arizona, was also an active Ham, as evidenced here in this May 1967 edition of
the ARRL's QST magazine.
also appeared in the June 1967 issue of QST.
Barry Goldwater, K7UGA
Barry Goldwater, K7UGA, was given honorary life membership in the Fort Myers,
Florida Amateur Radio Club on February 3. The former Senator was also presented
a trophy for his service to amateur radio. Making the presentation were club president
K4CAH (l.) and W4PJG (r.).
Posted March 28, 2023
(updated from original post