Ted Smith is retired from a career in navigation & communication technology; stays involved as a ham radio enthusiast.
Recorded February 17, 2017 Archived February 17, 2017 44:50 minutes
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DescriptionInfluenced by his big brother, Ted Smith has had a life-long fascination with electronics. He discusses his work as a Korean-conflict US Navy radio operator, his career in communication & navigation technology and his ongoing work as a ham radio operator.
- "Straight Key Night"
- Ann Smith Ted's big sister
- Bessy Smith Mother
- Boston Marathon bombing
- Braintree Radio Club
- Captain Leonard Smith Army Signal Corps WWII
- Dead Reckoning Automatic Plotter or DRAP
- Dewey "pappy" Crawford from South Carolina
- GI Bill
- Ham radio Emergency Net
- Ham radio exam at Boston Custom House -- all calculations in ink!
- Ham radio operator
- Harry Smith Plumber
- Korean War
- Morse code
- Navy Radio Operator
- Second wave leader light salvage boat
- Short-wave radio
- Type 11 navigation system for ICBMs in Polaris sub missiles
- USS Talladega Haskell-class attack transport