Ham radio trivia question of the day

Started by WA4STO, December 08, 2012, 06:51:50 pm

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Which famous ham radio operator was also the voice over narrator of the old Untouchables television series?

Hint: while ham radio was his avocation, another type of radio was what made him famous.

Hint2: With regard to his vocation, CW played a big role.

73 de Luck, WA4STO


Walter Winchell.  Winchell opened his radio broadcasts by pressing randomly on a telegraph key, a sound which created a sense of urgency and importance and the catch phrase
"Good evening Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press."
He would then read each of his stories with a staccato delivery at an average rate of 197 words per minute,
noticeably faster than the typical pace of American speech.


Quote from: fastback65 on December 09, 2012, 11:21:04 am
Walter Winchell. 

Exactly.  Interesting how long it took for anyone else to guess it.  Heh.

73 de Luck, WA4STO


No wonder it took so long for someone to get it.  That's not trivia, it's ancient history ;) .  He died 40 years ago.


December 09, 2012, 05:58:53 pm #4 Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 06:01:41 pm by RadioRay
Aaaah! but he was adored by cops in America because he invented . . . .

... that's what GIL told me!    ::)

>de RadioRay ..._ ._

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