Re: Einstein on RF and cat.

Jim Manley

And hence the revolutionary leap in technology when Bell Labs invented "cat's whiskers" transistors!  No more "cat's eyes" in tubes/valves glowering in the dark, either ... 

Lame Deer High School Amateur Radio Club  KJ7JKU

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 9:45 AM Frank Perkins <N6CES.r@...> wrote:
Yep! That was it.
I recognize the wording now.
Frank i

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019, 8:06 AM W6BOW via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Dear All,

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat.  You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles.  Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there.  The only difference is that there is no cat."

So, what about all those many, many QST articles over the years about "strays"?
Just askin'.

Happy holidays,

Don  W6BOW

-----Original Message-----
From: Austin Seraphin <ka3ttt@...>
To: main <>
Sent: Wed, Dec 18, 2019 10:12 pm
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] Einstein on RF and cat.

According to Quote Investigator it first showed up in the Unix fortune program.

On 12/18/19 3:46 PM, WA0ITP wrote:
Einstein I think.

I love this radio stuff.
On 12/18/2019 1:08 PM, Paul Goemans wrote:
Doesn’t this quote go all the way back to Marconi?
Paul Goemans WA9PWP
Stoughton, WI
From: Frank Perkins
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: [4SQRP] NC-40a Build
Hi Terry,
I like your "I love this radio stuff" saying!
I ran across this . . .
One ham was trying to explain the magic of wireless communication by saying its kinda like a long telegraph wire across the country with a cat.
You pull the cat's tail in New York, and hear it's yowl in San Francisco.
Except there's no wire, and no cat!!!
Frank N6CES
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019, 9:03 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
tnx much Bob
I love this radio stuff.
On 12/18/2019 9:55 AM, Robert Pritchard wrote:
See Attached PDF
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM WA0ITP <wa0itp@...> wrote:
Did anyone build the updated NC-40a build lead by K7QO?  I dug out my board for a Winter project and am looking for the documentation.  There's gotta be a web site with the dox, or a build group, or on someone's hard drive.

TIA for any info.
I love this radio stuff.

Bob Pritchard

73, Austin, KA3TTT

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