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Later someone from our church found out about it and offered to set me up better. First he got me a ringo base antenna (I think that's what it was called) for only $25. Then he took my radio to do some work on it. When he brought it back there was a box with a selector switch on it. it had 1-4 written on one switch position and 915 on another. He said if I have it on 1-4 then channels 1 through 4 were normal, when I put in on 915 then channels 1 through 4 were actually 915, 925 and so on. He said that I could put 6 more crystals in it for more channels when I get money..
At that time all the channels were full. Everyone had their favorite channel and would stick to it. I chose ch. 17 for some reason. Every week most channels would have a meeting they called a "coffee break" where they would meet at a restaurant to eat and talk in person. My channel did it Saturday mornings at a pancake house, Bylsma's Pancake House on Leonard st. in Grand Rapids, MI..
There was courtesy amongst all the users. It was a better time, everyone was friendly.
For me, this only lasted about 2 years, until I was 16 or 17, then life became too busy.
When I was 21 I got the itch again and I had money so I
was able to get back into it in a much bigger way. I owned a pet shop, a 2 story building, a Camaro Z28 and a Chevy Van.
Now I'm 55 and I'm craving it again, but I don't have the money
did before, with a wife and kids, there are other places the money has to go. Anyway, I was given a Radio Shack
radio for free from a church member. With that I made a connection with someone on ch.30 who sold me a couple of
radios I'm really happy with.