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The Sound of Signals

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" (the movie).
4 April 2015

With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein
de W2PA

My Favorite Things
(to the tune of "My Favorite Things", what else?)

Multiband yagis and Beverage wires
Bright copper ground rods and warm amplifiers
Paddles with magnets instead of with springs
These are a few of my favorite things

Rigs that have dials, and rigs that have mouses
No deed restrictions - antennas on houses
Signals that bounce off the moon sound like pings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the band’s dead
When the amp blows
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

DXpeditions reply to my call sign
Good propagation and sun spots and grey line
Old Collins Radio emblems with wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Hamfests and contests and on-the-air meetings
Seventy threeses and other weird greetings
Multi-hop long-path the F-layer brings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the lightning
Hits my tower
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad.


Work Every Country
(to the tune of "Climb Every Mountain")

Work ev'ry country
(Nay, entities)
Follow ev'ry new spot
Click the frequencies

Work ev'ry station
On ev'ry band
Search for multipliers
'Til your score is grand

A score that will need
All the points you can log
Night and day on the air
'Til your head’s in a fog

Work ev'ry country
Twice just in case
Don’t take off the headphones
'Til… you’ve… won… first…. place!


The Sound of Signals 
(to the tune of "The Sound of Music")

The bands are alive
With the sound of signals
A sound they have had
Scarcely hundred years

To most they are noise
But to hams they’re music
A ham wants to grok every one he hears



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