I remember as a young boy, riding with a forgotten member of our family out to Lawrenceville to pay our monthly payment on our house. Mrs. Gritzner lived in Lawrenceville. I specifically recall riding by that incredible field that had high telephone poles connected by what looked like miles of wire. I was told they were "short wave" antennas for sending and receiving radio signals to and from all around the world. I was transfixed. We had a short wave radio at home. It was a 1930's model Motorola, and I spent hours chasing stations from Berlin, London, and other exotic and very far away geographical locations. It was probably this early exposure to radio at the tender age of 11 or so that got me interested in a subject I still love today: Amateur radio and "Chasing DX" on the short wave bands.