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Where the Ham Radio Hobby Began for Many…

I thought I would add a photo of where my radio experience began. I attended the U.S. Navy Radio School in Bainbridge, MD for 6 months in 1953. It was an awesome school. I then served in the Communications Department (Radioman) onboard the USS Siboney, CVE-112, part of an Anti-Submarine Warfare Task Group (Hunter/Killer) during the Korean War. I communicated via radio ship-to-ship, ship-to-airplane, and ship-to-shore. It was a great experience. USNTC Bainbridge is no longer in existence, but here is the photo of our Radio School:

USNTC Bainbridge, MD Radio School
USNTC Bainbridge, MD Radio School
The USS Siboney, CVE-112
The USS Siboney, CVE-112

By Dick Neumann, W9JR