Quote Originally Posted by Ric Trexell View Post
I'm not positive of this, but I think Goldwater was also a ham radio operator. Ric.
He was, during the Vietnam conflict he and other ham operators used their sets to allow for GIs to talk with their families, I think it was part of a program called MARS which is still active but no longer involved as much with providing communications with folks overseas and stateside family. No SKYPE or internet, landline calls were almost impossible to get through.