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Author Topic: Kids adventure or mystery books that use CW?  (Read 1753 times)
AG6WT
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« on: October 01, 2012, 09:27:09 PM »

Hello all,

I've been learning code this summer and my two boys, 8 and 5, have become quite interested, enough so that they each want a key and oscillator so that the three of us can try to talk. As you might guess I'm very happy they want to join me and I hope they stay interested long enough to get licensed when they are a little older.

Anyway, my older one is reading books now and I thought if I can fiction where radio, especially CW, is a central plot element it will help to keep him interested. I'm looking for a series, something along the lines of The Hardy Boys. Anyone remember such books from their youth?

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Ray KJ6AMF
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N4IAG
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 03:30:36 PM »

They're not new, but here's some to look at:

Cynthia Wall wrote a series of ham radio novels, similar to the Hardy Boys.

http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Wall/e/B001KCOTOU/ref=pd_sim_b_bl_3

And Walker Tompkins wrote a series back in the 50s. Here's a couple of them.
 
http://www.amazon.com/SOS-at-Midnight-Walker-Tompkins/dp/0872595005/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349215365&sr=1-6&keywords=walker+tompkins

http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Canyon-QSO-Walker-Tompkins/dp/0872595048/ref=pd_cp_b_0

Not a series, but has Morse code:

http://www.amazon.com/Radio-Rescue-Lynne-Barasch/dp/0374361665/ref=pd_sim_b_3
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 05:03:59 PM »


I read those Walter Tompkins books as a lad (back in the early Jurassic period) and loved them.  You can often find them used at hamfests at a good price, a couple of bucks each. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 07:04:17 AM »

TU Stephen, these are the exactly the sort of books I am looking for.

Ray KJ6AMF
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