John Beckman - W4BTX HAM RADIO "A PAST TIME FOR A LIFETIME"
When I street d this web site sixteen years ago I resolved to make it just a place to share my experiences in ham radio, and not make it a vehicle for advertisements . Don’t you get annoyed by those sites that have flashing , flicking ads running up and down every side? So I have never even considered placing ads eve when Google offered me revenue by carrying their ads. I only wanted to share the hobby together and to be aplace for you to add your :”Hints and Kinks”” to pass on to others in our hobby. And it has turned out that way. I can’t tell you the number of hams who have sent me good ideas that I have passed on to the thousands of amateurs that view this site every month. Good ideas to make this a a hobby with more enjoyment.
But for once I am going to make and exception. There is no free lunch, and it does cost money to maintain an ad free web site. Just ask any Web Master . And the expense has gone up every year. Yes, ham radio has been my hobby for over sixty years, and I love it. But as we go into a new year, for one time, I am going to break my own rule. This is my hobby, but I make my living by being a writer and I have been one for most of life. I’I've written for newspapers, magazines, and I write enjoyable fiction . (The manager at HRO asked me why I didn't’t write a novel about ham radio? I told him I don’ mix my vocation with my hobby.)
C (Click on the small book to the Left to go go my Book Site.
If you read anything besides QST and CQ, that is, if you read for enjoyment and entertainment I have a number of action/adventure novels and dozens of short stories on Amazon. I have purposely priced them low at $4.99 while most of this quality are much more expensive. Please click on the pix to the left which takes you to my book site. You can see most of my work. And most are eBooks so you can read them on a Kindle, Android, iPad or any electron reading device. Some are in printed form and much higher, but very few people in 2021raead printed books. I don't bother to publish in prinnted form anymore.
Look them over and if your area a reader, or have a friend who is, ask them to check out my work. Any purchase will help defray 16 years of Web expense. And I won’t repeat this suggestion again.
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