Sunday, January 31, 2010

UADX E-Newsletter 31 January 2010

I have in front of me what I believe is the last edition of UADX dated July 1993, before the Internet era and the order of the day was duplicating paper, wax stencils and snail mail. We were often hindered by space problems and postage costs. We surface as we have often done again and this time I hope it will be for some time. Looking at the Editorial I see my good friend and main stay of UADX, Gerrhard asking me the question “Victor have you completely deserted the DX hobby in favour of Ham Radio?....I know it is difficult to devote time to two hobbies and earn your bread. It is not for me to announce the closure of UADX, so I shall patiently wait until you surface again or announce the closure of UADX yourself. I only had hoped that we would make the 150th issue” wrote Gerhard Werdin from Islamabad on 17th June 1993,. And in response Victor G. says “Gerhard I don’t think I will ever announce the closure of UADX. That will be the last thing I will do friends. I think UADX will be laid to rest only with yours truly. Hi! So never ask that question again. Yes we shall falter, go into hibernation but God willing we shall surface again as we have done!! It is amazing that when you sit at the type writer with the stencil in it , how that old romance flows into your veins and the same excitement I felt way back in 1967 comes rushing back” (Late Note January 2010..I got the same thrill as I finished this edition a little while ago!! The bones may creak, memory failing, eyesight not that great but the romance of radio still calls strong! GvG)

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