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Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7

from Philip Neidlinger, P.E. KA4KOE on January 23, 2004
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This Month's Stiff: Heinrich Rudolph Hertz

Entered Mortal coil: 22 February 1857

Assumed Room Temperature: 1 January 1894


Heinrich Rudolph Hertz

Perhaps the burning question on my mind is why did a lot of the early electrical pioneers sport such interesting beards? Put a rifle in the picture and I can just imagine Heiny walking out of the piney woods after distilling a few hundred gallons of 'shine.

As you may recall, the existence of electromagnetic waves was predicted mathematically by James Clerk Maxwell and was discussed in the first of this series of irreverent articles. Mathematicians, physicists, and scientists will, on occasion, develop elegant formulae that don't amount to much except to illustrate some arcane concept with no practical application. However, such was not the case in this particular instance. Heiny took Maxwell's headache-inducing formulae and proved that they did, in fact, describe a natural phenomenon.

Hertz was born in Hamburg, Germany. At an early age it became apparent that the boy was scientifically inclined. Young Heiny enjoyed building instruments of various types in the family workshop. Hertz began his formal education in 1877 at the University of Munich where he studied engineering. Only a year later, Hertz abandoned engineering (blasphemy!) and began his study of natural sciences at the University of Berlin, studying under Helmholtz and Kirchoff (sound familiar?) where he earned his Ph.D, with magna cum laude honors. His mom must have been a very proud woman! A topic of intense interest in the scientific community at the time was determining whether or not Maxwell's equations were valid. In 1883, the young scientist also directed his attention to this course of research.

In 1887, Hertz conducted his now famous experiment in which two antennas were placed a few feet apart. The first part of the device consisted of essentially a crude spark gap transmitter connected to the first antenna. The receiving antenna was a loop with a couple of electrodes on the wire ends placed very close together. Hertz activated the transmitter and it generated sparks. Sparks were also seen leaping across the electrode gap at the receiving antenna. Further experiments were conducted in which it was determined that the invisible waves could be reflected and refracted in a manner similar to that of light waves, and finally that light waves were also electromagnetic in nature. Maxwell's theories were finally vindicated eight years after his death! Hertz's findings were published in 1892 in his book, Untersuchungen Ueber Die Ausbreitung Der Elektrischen Kraft (Investigations on the Propagation of Electric Energy).


Mockup of Hertz's Classic Experiment

Unfortunately, Hertz died young at the age of 37 from blood poisoning. Associates and friends remember the professor as amiable and modest, and people seemed to be naturally attracted to him. In his honor, the unit of frequency measurement, the Hertz, was named after him.

A young Italian boy read about Hertz's experiments and it galvanized his attention. I'll give you three guesses who that boy was!

Philip Neidlinger, P.E. KA4KOE References: The Spark Museum, http://www.sparkmuseum.com/

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Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 10, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Another nice piece. I knew about the hertz experiment.
I guess he discovered resonance and crude radio.
He just did not put a JJ-38 in series with the HV coil.
He did think to have the secondary coil register a dit or a dah.

So will Maxwells multiple differential equations were didly to most, Maxwell perdicted electromsgnetic wave theory

I guess that is why we measure freqs. in KILO-HERTZ,
NOT KILO-MARCONIES! OR KMS.

There is a cycle to hertz converter on EHAM in a humor section. Maybe I should post a SMITH CHART for non active linear DC circuits!

73 and a coupla chuckles MIKE
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 10, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Great piece, Philip.
Mike, the reason Maxwell's equations were didly to
so many was because of one of the Three Stooges;
Curl e!
73, Cal K4JSR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA4BWO on January 13, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
This thread is in the twilight zone of the ethernet. I have seen in only twice listed on the DED #6 site. Boy did that take me back to the 60's. Anyway, great threads Phil and I look forward to more. Seems like Hz and Maxwell had a thing going and I really like the and then there was light thing with Max's forms. Keep up the irreverance. These guys deserve it!
73 DH
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There once was a scientist named Hertz
who once cut loose with some famous blurts
while he was still amongst us - a breather
he said tell Crawford Long
here is something else to do with the ether!

It may not be a great limerick, but it can knock you
out! Remember please, about 1/3 of limerick is ICK!
73 Cal K4JSR
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by NI0C on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I recall hearing that Hertz's experiments employed a wavelength somewhere around 2 meters. Perhaps his experiments would have been taken more seriously had he used a repeater!

And, Cal, reading your stuff really Hertz!

73 de Chuck NI0C
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K5DVW on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
It Hertz when I laugh.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KE8IC on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Heinrich will touch us all. At the end of our line in a long black Hertz!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by N0MLR on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Well, I have enjoyed all these articles. It takes me back to a youth spent learning of these men which led to a formal education in electronics. I submit that as long as there are children who dare to learn and apply what these men contributed their work is still ongoing.
It is a shame that today's Schools are so Dumbed Down that many of the Children of today will never be exposed to the works of these great men. Remember when you HAD to take a Physics class to Graduate?
Todays youth in my opinion lack imagination. They are so content to be entertained and Led by others they can't think for themselves. When you try to get them interested in something that requires thought they get all glass eyed and start squirming.
Again thanks for the well written articles about the early pioneers of Electronics and Radio. I Look forward to your article on Marconi. My reading of him when I was 12 was what sparked my interest in radio.

Thanks for reading my long diatribe

Greg Dunn / N0MLR
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Man! That crackhead proposal from the ARRL really HERTZ!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WB9UDJ on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Yup, he was the guy that kicked cycles out of electricity except when describing cyling something on and off. However most of us older hams never forget and still say move up or down a few kilocycles.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WF7A on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
>Mike, the reason Maxwell's equations were didly to
so many was because of one of the Three Stooges; <

Weren't they involved in chemistry, not physics? I thought the definition of "molarity" was: two of The Three Stooges. :D
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by W0FM on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
What a shame that Heinrich Cycle's memorable works were pre-empted by this guy. Thanks again Philip.

Terry, WFM
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
What type of blood poison? Could Marconi could have done it!

I smell a conspiracy! Then again, I will find a consiracy in a HAM SANDWICH!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Done Marconi. He's Dead Electrical Dude No. 4. Look for it on this site.

Enjoy!

P
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by NI0C on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
>Weren't they involved in chemistry, not physics? I >thought the definition of "molarity" was: two of The >Three Stooges. :D

No, molarity is actually an aspect of dentistry!

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
NI0C, molarity! I still cannot remember is it Avacodo's number or avacodo salad!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA5N on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
No, NO! What the loan shark said was "OK Avagadro, we've got your number!!"
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by NI0C on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Thank goodness I have no interest in loan sharks.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
The breed of shark known as PAY-A-MUS MAXIMUS, has a bad rap.

The loan shark is even tempered, under certain conditions.

Unfortunitly, one of the many certain conditions is that looking at the PAY-A-US MAXIMUS the wrong way or too long can lead to problems.

Victims of the PAY-A-US MAXIMUS, tend to vanish without a trace!

No scientist today can explain this instant vanish
persona non grata phenonenon!

73 and laughs DE MIKE
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WB8JKR on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Heck, I still think its a CYCLE, not a Hertz

Mark WB8JKR
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KB1IVU on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Didn't he rent cars?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WT0A on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
If anyone is interesred I still have a chart for converting cycles per second to Hertz.
Glen
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K2WH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
They are not "Dudes". They were scientists and inventors.

K2WH
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There were dudes! dude!

You cannot deny they are dead, right!

The DEAD scientist and engineers covered by PHILIP were all men.

OK, DEAD ELECTRICAL MEN. DEAD SCIENTIIC MEN!

NAH! Just does not have the same cadence as DUDE's.

Dead electical Dudes is good for advertising! :)


 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I feel complete now that WH has made the obigatory post.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Ah yes, A DEAD ELECTRICAL DUDE piece would not be complete without...They are not dudes! I love non-sequeter's! Montey Python used them all the time!

Hope everybody survived the ARRLs proposal dread thread from hell.

IMO, Bunch of toothless crackheads or Hillary Clinton could have come up with a better proposal! HI-HI

Now the onlt other non sequeter guy is the one that
goes COOLNESS! Just like Miles Davis!

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K3NG on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
If someone writes an article about me 100 years from now, they can call me "dude" or whatever the culturally hip title of the day is all they want.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
K2WH is to be admired for a consistant stance!

It is a good question, what will be the new hip thing
to call a dead dude in 100 years. A phenotyicalsapisn or P.E.S.A.

If I were to be written about after I am dead electrical dude, I really do not think I would have much say in the matter!(HI-HI)

So our friend K2WH is always welcome to his opinion.

OK DUDE!!!

One nice thing about this series is that MR ED from the Newington Conn. Old boy network cannot arrow quote
the heck out of everybody that post's here!

I wish the ARRL could find a better rep. to send to EHAM to explain the ARRL on anything from Flavors of Ice cream to the reciprocal of cream cheese!

73 and laughs DE MIKE proud member of the Quarter century just say no to the ARRL!

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
"Please, lets have a little respect here. These gentlemen, are not "Dudes". You might be a "Dude" but they were not.

They are/were well respected engineers in their fields, in their time. As an electrical engineer myself, I do not consider myself a "Dude" now or when I am dead. I know the title of this posting is supposed to be funny and to some it may be but not to me.

How about "Engineering Genius' Who Used to be Alive but are Now Dead" as a title.

Keep the word "Dude" on the slopes or while using your boogie board in the surf. And did you tell Rush Limbaugh you are stealing his line "Assumed Room Temperature".

K2WH"

One can only admire such impassioned prose as the above. Keep up the good work, dude.

:)

PHILIP
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 23, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Posted By WA2JJH The ARRL is offering heath insurence!

hEALTH insurence from the ARRL!

What are thier network of DR's...DR Jack Kavorkian!
DR Nick-Elvis's controlled substance DR.

I smell R.I.C.O. statute! DUDE!

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Avacodos # 1.6x10^34 for a 1 molar solution or is that planks constant. I think I will walk the plank on taht one!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K3NG on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
>One nice thing about this series is that MR ED from the Newington Conn. Old boy network cannot arrow quote
the heck out of everybody that post's here!

>I wish the ARRL could find a better rep. to send to EHAM to explain the ARRL on anything from Flavors of Ice cream to the reciprocal of cream cheese!

Ed Hare is a very knowledge Amateur, engineer, and author, and is a very good public speaker. His no nonsense factual approach which avoids politics is to be admired, IMO. I'm not sure what your beef is with him, but he has done more for this service than most Hams. The League has done more for the Amateur service than any other organization and it's likely Amateur Radio wouldn't exist today without it. But what does this have to do with Mr. Hertz ?
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
K3NG ,Your right. Has nothing t do with Hertz.
I do find MR EDS excessive arrow quoting on eham annoying. MR ED and I have had many arguments. I just have a pet pevee with excessive arrow quoting.
The guy never says he is wrong or made a mistake.
He will arrow quote on the most frivilous.

He selectively leaves out, correct points a poster has made.He takes things out of contest and warps them to the his I am the ultimatte authority!

Lets just agree to diagree on this one O.M.
You like him. I do not! I have the same RF experience as he, as well as lab equipment.

You are right K3NG. I will leave my anger of MR ED out of humor postings. However when he does a personal attact on me, I hit back hard and do not quit!

I just find the DED series GREAT!

OK MR EDS EXCESSIVE arrow quoting on EHAM makes my head HERTZ! OK enough said!!!!!

Oh the chart on Hertz to C.P.S conversion is back up on EHAM.
It is very amusing.

Good thing for H. Hertz is that his first name was not richard!(DICK) If his first name was richard(DICK)
I think he would have been too laughed at to get his good work done!

73 and laughs DE MIKE
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KL7IPV on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Now I know why cycles went to Hertz and autos are with Avis. Avis must have gone to the wrong schools.
73
Frank
KL7IPV
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
MAN, my friends Harly Davidson is a KILL-O-CYCLE!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Harleys are indeed killo-cycles, but when you fall off
of them and get road rash, youse gots "KILLER-HERTZ"!
Molarity does not finish off the Stooges. There was
Molarity, Curl e, Shemp, and Shep. There was actually
a 5th Stooge, too, but he wasn't in it long and I forget his name.
K3ESE has not been here yet to re-affirm Dude-ship,
either. And we are missing an official British
Limerick from G7HEU (AKA M0HEU). I am glad to see all of the other usual suspects are accounted for.
I am going to lay low for a while. I got P.O'ed
about everybody whining that ham radio was dying
on an earlier post and lit a birthday candle.
(Small flame).
73 and stay nice! Yeah, I know it hertz! :-)
Troglodyte Cal K4JSR Beautiful Downtown Bethlehem,
Georgia where the caves are all
decorated by Martha Stewart and the
Shaman do the conjur-gate matching
on the feed lines.
(The meds are pretty good, too!)
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by G7HEU on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
"Unfortunately, Hertz died young at the age of 37 from blood poisoning. "

That's what they want you to think. It was actually down to R.F. exposure. If you are in any doubt just look at the size of his balls.

Steve
M0HEU aka G7HEU.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Is it rude to call em dead dudes
They sure all deserve our platititudes
The DED fan OMs got the best attitudes

We had Voltaire, hOHMer, with great fanfair
We give our hats off to Phil for his writting flair!
Yes Philip hates being called phil, lets not go there!

It seems in the DED series no poster gets hertz
Perhaps the DED series attracts good experts
We get no flack from the troll trash spirts!

Perhaps we are A nice collection of good ol hams
The 1 lander do not bother us with his arrow slams!
Do not matter which a side of the ARRL you on here
A greatfull DED fan dipole in our little sphere.

So to my friend PHILIP, my friend from way down 4 land down south.
I am never annoyed when PHILIP calls me a Yankee with a big mouth!

73 and laughs DE MIKE
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Philip, I am going to write one on SARNOFF!
OK he is dead. He was not electrical. He was a dude that looked like a lady(Aerosmith lyric)

I will dig up all the dirt on filth on this so called
radio/TV pioneer. I guess I will have to call it Dead
rip-off artist. Or DRA's.

There are plenty of DRA's in TV/radio, I have info one. I will try to be as irrevent as you.

I consider CON-EDISON a DRA!

I will look foward to WH's monty python non sequeter.

Looking foward to your CODA on you know who!
I am keeping your secret suprise SHOCKER!!!!!

Sorry DED dude FAN dipole FANS of DEDS.

Philips next one wil be very apropo!

DEAD ELECTRIAL DUDE FANS will NEED the proverbial
FAN Dipole to cool off! Or should I say DIPOLIC FAN!

Yes loyal DED dude FANS, this is what is known in Broadcasting as the tease promo!

Sorry for the histronic behavior(forgot which DSM-4
300 code is for histronic personlity disorder)

Carpe diem pro rhe nata delecti!

73 DE MAD MIKE (mad-max, Mel gibson movie pun)
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by N2WEC on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
K2WH,
Get a life. I got on him too with his first post. Since I have found these parodys to be both entertaining and educational. Its all in fun. Kick back and enjoy. Or is it that you are upset that you didn't think of this kind of fun educational thing first??? This is the kind of thing that can spark an interest in the younger generation if we share it with them. Join in or just don't say anything.

Have a great day
Bill - N2WEC
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KF4VGX on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
We're Going to have to start calling you
( Dr Phil )
I injoy and look for your DED post when I visit Eham.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Don't fuss at him WEC. We actually look forward to his one and only post.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
They were dudes! They also wore shoes and socks!
They were dudes! They also wore shirts!
They were dudes! They ate food
They were dudes! That also had were 90% water 10% proteins

They were dudes! They did not watch football on a high
def, plasma monitior!


They were dudes! Thye wore underwear most of the time

They were dudes! none of them at whitecastle's

They were dudes! They could not play video games!
They were dudes! They never had large fries at
at Mcdonalds

They were dudes! They never had IEEE 802B to play with


So they were dudes and they are dead!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K2WH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
From N2WEC:

"K2WH, Get a life. I got on him too with his first post. Since I have found these parodys to be both entertaining and educational. Its all in fun. Kick back and enjoy. Or is it that you are upset that you didn't think of this kind of fun educational thing first??? This is the kind of thing that can spark an interest in the younger generation if we share it with them. Join in or just don't say anything.

Have a great day
Bill - N2WEC"

Hey Bill (N2WEC), get a life yourself. My life is just fine but yours may be in question. Join in on the fun and stop being so serious and try to harness that anger. This is supposed to be fun. Oh BTW, they are not "Dudes". Maybe I should put that on my headstone. "Here lies K2WH - not a "Dude".

K2WH
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
My goodness, two comments in one article!!!!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
PHILIP, they got you pic up on EHAM
You really do have a face for radio!!!!! Hi-HI

remember the coversion formula for hertz to C.p.s

1 hertz=1cps. I hope the advanced math was not to bad.
10hertz=10CPS

in fact it is a linear relationship
------------------------------------------------[
[hz100 hz =
[ =
[ =
=[ graphical analysis
[ =
[ = The anti derivitive of x=x^2
+ ---- [ =
[ = 2
hz[=
0cps[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[100CPC[[[[[cps

The F(u)=C(place in varaiable K)= Y(u)!


PI=3.14156254238743
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Yes it is true that the loop frequency was about 150mhz
or 2 M.

The military also put spark gaps in snow sleeds.
the round soucer shaped ones. It acted as a dish.

They did get UHF fequencies, up about 500MHZ T band
They called that microwaves. Do they did experiment
with spark gap microwave TX/RX.

The spark gap was the feed horn. they found the right
cassagrain distance. Wholah the microwave dish was born!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
This dude is dead! No he's not! He's just resting!
Did someone call Monty Python?
Carpe Diem? Does that mean that the fish pays?
Where is Lloyd, ESE's assurance that these are really
DUDES?
Were the 3 Stooges troglodytes, too?
Why is the sky blue? How high is up?
What is the true meaning of FAN DIPOLES?
With all of these deeply philosophical questions lurking about, how can *YOU* just sit there and not
post your solutions to these Life's Mysteries?
Come on! Let the DUDE DUDES hit the fan!
Cal K4JSR Troglodyte Control Facility near Beautiful
Downtown Bethlehem, Ga. Fan Dipolar Center.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
TO LCN TELCO FOR SCREEN NAMES FOR ROOM
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA5N on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I consider it my dude-y to relate that there is an operation to un-dude-ify a dude. Surely you've heard about the dude who went abroad and came back a broad.
Electrical Dudes Forever!!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K3ESE on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
They are all dudes.


There's too much flatulence from the offal corner on this thread for me to want to get my dainty things all soiled, thanks.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KR4XH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
They are 'dudes'... And I enjoy this series to no end! Please keep it going(coming?)! Excellent work and very entertaining...


73


don
KR4XH
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by D9AL on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
You guys are funny! This seems like a nice lot of OM's
Phil koe, your a good writer.

Then the remarks from your fans make me laugh too hard!

This is great!

73 SAL
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by D9AL on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
K3ESE what is the offil corner? Explain please?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I wanna hear about the dainty stuff. Explain yourself, varmint.

BTW, what in heck does this have to do with Heiny Hertz?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
TIME!!

OK, as your beloved author, it is now my dude-y to declare that the limericks may commence.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Vermit, is that like road pizza! Road pizza is a squished up squirral after an 18 wheeler went over it!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Yummy Varmit road pizza with hot hoffa suasage!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by G7HEU on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There was a young ham from Swindon
Who put some slow CW up his windom
The answer was none
And when he was done
He wondered what all this fuss about CW is for if some of the people who really know what they are doing can't be bothered to answer a learner. I sent a perfect 12wpm and got nothing. Not for just a little while you understand but for over an hour. Propagation? No - the band condition was not great but I could hear enough to know that others had heard my 100W. So, every one on 40Mtrs in my part of the world:

Thanks very much.

Does it rhyme?

Steve
M0HEU / G7HEU.


p.s. It Hertz.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 24, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
peotry does not always have to rhyme
It can a bunch of psuedointellectual slime!
when you write of the cuff, you dont have the time.
a couple of non sequeter pro's aint a literary crime.

If your not carefull your poem aint worth a dime.
When your on stage and screw up a line, you pantomime.

You can always go on with a limerick from nantuaket!
watch out for you P's and Q's other wise you will lose!
Then you have to do a cheap trick and sing the blue's
hey pal when your on stage, be carefull what you choose
You will go so broke, you be wearing old bowling shoes!

ah Yes mr heiney Hertz, had his little RF spirts.
he did not follow though and marconi left him the dirts
I guess the moral of the story is to always follow thru
Other wise you will be sniffing glue and no food to chew!

another problem is if you dont know when to end your piece,
you had your vocal release, somebody called the word police!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
And if it don't rhyme
'cause your head is in the foggerel,
you can always just write some doggerel!
DUDES, It is just OFFAL how you sometimes CARRION!
Speaking of pleasant repasts and Dead Dudes,
did you hear the one about the condor who went on
vacation? On the way to the airport he stopped along
the road and picked up a critter du jour pizza.
He took his snack with him to the airport. When he was
boarding the airplane the flight attendant stopped him
and said, "Sir, you cannot bring that disgusting
mess on board!" To which the condor replied,
"Why not? It is CARRION!"
73 DE K4JSR Beautiful Downtown Bethlehem, Ga.,
Where even the possums are lively
and the buzzards fly low and slow--
It is all in the meds, ya know?!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There was a hun scientist named Hertz
Who sported a beard and pressed shirts.

He created sparks via battery and coil
Day and night he worked and toiled.

Noting a discharge at the second wire,
It duplicated the first arcs fire.

"Das gutt, Wunderbar!" He was heard to yell..
All were mesmerized by the wireless spell.

So now we hear voices and music from far away,
We can hear the world both night and day.

It all began with this first radio dude,
Surely his treatise had great verisimilitude.

So remember young Hiney when you get on the air,
And communicate with your friends here and there.

It surely is wonderful to be a wireless buff,
I love it! I love it! I can't get enough!!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by D9AL on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
The peotry is stupid!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by D9AL on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
k2wh, are you a retard!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KL7IPV on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I have real these thru and thru,
They must continue no matter what else you do.
The liven up the board for all of us,
And relieve us also of a lot of stress & fuss.
So keep posting these type of stories
And we can enjoy and regale in their glories.
We may even offer a few unknown kinks,
That we're really parts of their past with real links
To what we do here as loyal radio ops,
I must admit as well these stories are tops.

Is that pitiful or not.
73
Frank
KL7IPV


 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Somebody who can't spell poetry correctly is, as Bugs Bunny said....

"What an EM-BASIL. What an ultra-maroon!"
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by D9AL on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
what a retard!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I went to Mcdonalds, bought a big mac
had money left over, bought a dime of crack

Smoke crack all day and my body is a wreck
but ya got to see me hustle to get my welfare check

cant afford no apartment, cant afford my meals
But I got my self a beeper, to make them drug deals!

You see my gold tooth when I break out in a smile
when ever I rid the subway, I jump yhe turnstyle!

Went down in the subway, thout no one was lookin,
The next thing you know I get arrested and I am in central booking!

I dont have to work, I is the master of the con
I play three card monty, then the clinic for methadone!

she is very cool she is as quite as a mouse
But she is everbodys lover at the crack house!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
That's pretty good Mike, but it begs the question....
What does it have to do with radio?

Looks like we've found Boy George IV's replacement on this string...

We uns got us a live one, Cletus! Go git the dawgs and yer rifle. I'll bring the white sheets. Time for a lynchin'.....YE HAW!!!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Who is the boy george IV replacement? D9NL?
Is that a prune danish call sign?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Is the DUDE-DUDE fixin' to hit the fan?
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There was a man named hieny hurtz
such a big butt, a phart it would spirts.
he was found that he liked to wear skirtz
he would also steal and wear his sisters shirts

So picture big butted heiny hertz in womans clothing
His tranvestite attire would always bring out loathing!

Heiny Hertz had a real penchent for cabbage and beans.
Heiny would get his favorite food dish by all means!

After his meal many would feel the air around him was rank!

When he would really cut one, the whole Village stank!
one day was un lucky for heiney hertz.
Big butt in a tarten skirt, many towns-man got some certz!

Between being a tranny and his butt that would pump gas
The owns people wanted someone to kick his big ass

Excuse the pun, but heiney hertz got WIND of this plan
Heiny knew he was done for,he had to go to another land

So heiny did all this electrical one sad day
he had his usual meal, and he was feeling happy and gay!
He generated a huge spark gap, he felt like he had to crap
Add the sparks and gas,and you all know the wrap!
He was blown to bits all over the town square!
The towns people had enough rank, so they did not care!
The laughed and appluded when he was at mach.1 in the air!
All said he was poisoned by a strange evil source!
They brougth in a coroner on a very large hourse!
It was not natural causes, it was simply his wife wanted a devorce!

73 and laughs MIKE
.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
There was a man named hieny hurtz
such a big butt, a phart it would spirts.
he was found that he liked to wear skirtz
he would also steal and wear his sisters shirts

So picture big butted heiny hertz in womans clothing
His tranvestite attire would always bring out loathing!

Heiny Hertz had a real penchent for cabbage and beans.
Heiny would get his favorite food dish by all means!

After his meal many would feel the air around him was rank!

When he would really cut one, the whole Village stank!
one day was un lucky for heiney hertz.
Big butt in a tarten skirt, many towns-man got some certz!

Between being a tranny and his butt that would pump gas
The owns people wanted someone to kick his big ass

Excuse the pun, but heiney hertz got WIND of this plan
Heiny knew he was done for,he had to go to another land

So heiny did all this electrical one sad day
he had his usual meal, and he was feeling happy and gay!
He generated a huge spark gap, he felt like he had to crap
Add the sparks and gas,and you all know the wrap!
He was blown to bits all over the town square!
The towns people had enough rank, so they did not care!
The laughed and appluded when he was at mach.1 in the air!
All said he was poisoned by a strange evil source!
They brougth in a coroner on a very large hourse!
It was not natural causes, it was simply his wife wanted a devorce!

73 and laughs MIKE
.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KC8VWM on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!

>>>>PHILIP, they got you pic up on EHAM

You really do have a face for radio!!!!! <<<<


Agreed, his face would look rather smart on my new Yaesu all mode transceiver.


:)

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 25, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Your comments are simply brimming over with the very milk of human kindness...

Sirrah, you have cut me to the quick. Touche'!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Now poor Philip has to spend all of Monday walking
around with a cut quick!
I guess you could say, "Curses, *FOILED* again!"
And remember, it only HERTZ when you laugh!
Of course that was a "Time" pun... Laff when you get
time!! "What's time?" You ask? Simple !
TIME = 1/HERTZ
Back to Troglodyte Central. My Shaman is calling me.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
DED 8 is Sam Morse. Time to stir up the rabble a bit.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by G7HEU on January 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Can't wait. I hope you have you anti-flame hat on!

Steve.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
At least when you are a cave dwelling troglodyte
you don't have any problem finding a good ground
for your ham shack.
HEU get back in your shack and answer that CQ with your new QRP rig! GEEEEEZ!
Have you worked 5U4GT yet?
Get hopping! It is only 0330 over there! :-P
73, Cal K4JSR
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
HEY WHATS GOING ON HEAR! DEAD DUDE 8 IS MORSE! I CANNOT FIND IT. ALL I GET ARE CALS CRACK HEAD REMARKS ABOUT MEDS. SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED MORE!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
HUH? Go check your email, Mikee!
I sit on the only crack I got!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I can't stand it any more! Here it goes;
WA2JJH is a nice guy, a great American, a wonderful
warm hearted human being, a kind and generous soul and a friend to all of mankind!
There, Mike, I've exposed you for what you are!
So there!
73 Cal K4JSR (Without my meds)
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K2WH on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
So......................
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
So they *ARE* DUDES! :-D
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 27, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
In days of old
when dead electrical dudes were'nt particular
they would line them up on eham,net
and hit 'em with limericks vernacular!

NEXT....
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4PIT on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
>>If someone writes an article about me 100 years from >>now, they can call me "dude" or whatever the >>culturally hip title of the day is all they want.

culturally hip title of the day?

Granny was calling guys "Dudes" on the Beverly Hillbillies TV show in the early sixties. A few more years and were talking a half century ago!

I am trying to envision a culturally *hip* youngster of today thinking a middle aged Amateur radio enthusiast is "hip" (Woaaa flashback to the sixties again!) because he is attempting to emulate youth by using slang from the sixties in 2004?

ha ha...he he..ho hO HO...arr har hardy Har har... laugh laugh, funny funny, giggle *giggle*

This and the poetry is a shinning example of why white people are perceived as UN-cool (and/or gay).

k4pit - white guy ... no poetry...no flowers
Thank u falettme be mice elf, again *pun intended

ohh, I just want to-
Thank u falettme be mice elf, again...
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
JSR:

I dunno how to take this last post. Should we unleash the hounds?
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
"white guy ... no poetry...no flowers"

no girlfriend? They eat that stuff up.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
White guy, no poetry, no flowers/gay?
Maybe a Deanie Baby? From the land of
secession? I think one of the three of us
has missed our meds schedule.
Mike, you're the Bio/Med guy,
are we seeing a case of latent dementia praecox?
I mean the poor guy is complaining about
vermin pixies. I don't think I've ever seen
mice elves! :-)
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by G7HEU on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I just did a google search for 'Gay black poet' to help inspire a rebuff to the guy that is worried about those things.

Gents - don't do it! I saw something I've never seen before and never want to again!

Who is 'falettme' or is that a typo?

Steve.

 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Its a shortened version of "if you let me". Kinda like saying "kewl" instead of cool.

 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K3CXG on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Philip - awesome, as usual. Keep the "dudes" coming. And yes, they are dudes, dude. After reading the article and the thread that followed, I laughed until my Heinie Hertz! Sorry about that. I'll jump on my megacycle and go ohm now.

73
Mike

"Hump? Wot hump?"
-Eyegore, "Young Frankenstein"
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 28, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
http://www.eham.net/articles/7532

Read this guys. Its ANTI-DED!! You watch, you decide.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 29, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Saw that psudeo-intellectuals pice of litery TRASH on non dead electical dudes.

Imtitation is a form of flattery, I guess.

However to quote BART SIMPSON.....Holy cow man, it really SUX!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K8LQ on January 29, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Be nice JJR..or JJ whatever...I know your call sign.


 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
(((((RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7 Reply
by K8LQ on January 29, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Be nice JJR..or JJ whatever...I know your call sign.))))

OH GEE I AM SOOO SCARED!

So you have one of my six address's!
Would you care to make your threats more specific and send them to my address you think I live at.

Be clear as to what you would like to do. Better still write it one yellow legal paper and sign your name to it!

I already I am making A FEDERAL case out of one chump that did!

73 and have a nice day :)





 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by G7HEU on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Mike / JJH

I think he was making a joke.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K8LQ on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I was making a joke. Sorry.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Sorry K8LQ had one death threat this month. My legal limit on death threats is one a month!

I can see you were kidding, no harm done.

I got a death threat QSL card from a TROLL, that used to bother us. Can you imagine how stupi this LID was
a threat on his QSL.

I did turn it over to a friend. They did get prints.


A death threat QSL card is that a first or what.
Should I apply it for WAS, or WANJ worked all nut jobs!

73 DE MIKE
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WJ2L on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Great Article!
Have any other bios of interest?
A collection Ham Bios would make for a great book
as well as Scientists/engineers/geeks/who developed
our wonderful pastime in telecommunications! Having said that, mom-&-apple-pie kind of statement, what
ever happened to Captain America, the geek from Florida who took over the uplink signal of a TV broadcast station a few years ago. The unlawful activities of the inspired, are also good reading
and inspiration of their own. Famous, Pirates, Slims,
and Mad Scientist-geeks or Mad enginner-geeks are inspiring, although one wonder what they might have really developed if their apples were not rotton!So can Kilowatts and poorly tuned gear really make bed springs hum! Write on!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Gee, how bout one on KEVIN MITNIC. He served five years for major computer crime.
Part of his probation is that he is NOT allowed near a computer!

He is asking the FCC for his GENERAL ticket back!

I think a D feloney on up, does not allow you to ever have a Ham ticket again?

There was also CAPT CRUNCH. He modified a whistle in CAPT crunch to get free long distance phone calls!
I think he got on the magic bus with Huxley&leary and crew. Never seemed to be the same after the magic bus ride!

Wozniac and Jobs of Apple computer fame, got busted with a ""Blue BOX"" when they were kids. Again free long distance!

FREEKS and GEEKS INDEED!
There not dead either. Except for Huxley and DR leary.

Should Kevin Mitnick get his General ticket back...yopu decide!

73 DE MIKE
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I remember CAPT AMERICA. He was a 1st class FCC lic broadcast engineer.

He was very alone in his C band uplink shack!
So he put his little dirty video for the FCC to snack!

It did not take long to find this ding dong!

He copped a plea, judge have mercy on me!

He lost his 1st class FCC phone
Dont Matter these days, you can get a trade school clone!

He also paid a an FCC fine, and that was OK!
A little probation, I think he is still around today!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by G7HEU on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I think this thread has lived long enough for me to go off topic - hope KOE doesn't mind too much:

It's Friday night, I'm in England and I'm off to the pub - it's the law you know. Take away curry on the way home and then test a fundamental law of ham radio:

The rookies' confidence in sending CW on HF ( C ) is proportionally increased by alcohol ( A ). Unfortunately the readability ( R ) of said morse decreases proportionately.

Class, please express algebraically.



Best wishes all, see you in the morning.

Steve
M0HEU / G7HEU.
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by AD7DB on January 30, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Some radio commercial I hear nearly every day says that Heinrich Hertz and Sir Oliver Lodge both discovered electromagnetic waves. Hertz was first to publish it. So today a "Hertz" is a unit of measurement and a "Lodge" is not.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by KA4KOE on January 31, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Interesting.
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on February 1, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Hey, but a "LODGE" is where Mooses meet!
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K3CXG on February 2, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Mooses? I thought it was Meese!
 
RE: Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4JSR on February 2, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
I thought that "meese" is what you got from curdled
mooses' milk. Unless you churned it, then of course it would be "Mutter".
If you threw a hand grenade into a block of meese,
would you get meeses' pieces?
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by WA2JJH on February 3, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Having to put in a new hard drive and reinstall makes my head hertz evry time!

I feel like a dead dude now!

Could use a few hoffa burgers
 
Dead Electrical Dudes No. 7  
by K4PIT on February 14, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
What's a Deanie Baby?
 
Notice  
by KA4KOE on July 26, 2004 Mail this to a friend!
Dead Electrical Dudes are
2004 Philip Neidlinger
 
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