This page is about ham radio (amateur radio) and some of my experiences in ham radio also the high school ham radio clubs I started.
My name is George Shaffer. I am a retired associate professor of
mathematics. I was a member of the "American Association of University
Professors" for 16 years. I have taught at the high school level for 16
years and 21 years at the college level ( 16 years full time; 5 years
time). I have a special interest in electronics and have a hobby of
radio; my call sign is (W8NTX). I was first licensed in 1953 and have
over 54 years of enjoyable hamming. I spent two years teaching in Japan
and my call sign there was (KA7GS).
My first QSL card | My QSL card when I was in Japan
Even at my age I am still hamming and I still call C Q and get
(isn't this a great hobby). I usually can be found on 40 meters. I
7.234 most every day between 8:30 and 9:00 AM est (daylight savings
if I hear a CQ or someone calling me I try to respond quickly. Sid
and I (W8NTX) have started a dowsers net which meets every Tuesday (or
any other day you want to check in) 8:30 AM est on 7.234 KC. Some hams
also have a hobby of dowsing and if you happen to be one of these hams,
we invite you to check-in on this net. All hams are welcome to check in
on this net whether they are a dowser or not. If you don't know what
is, check in and find out ( please feel free to join us at this time).
When I taught at the high school level I always had amateur radio clubs. Many students received their ham ticket because of these clubs. These hams are now scattered throughout the U S A. If by chance some view this page please respond by e-mail or give me a call on 40 meters.
1- New Vienna High School Radio Club, 1952 through 1957, club call W8TRR.
New Vienna, Ohio
2- Itizuke (Japan) High School Radio Club, 1958 through 1959.
3- Martinsville High school Radio Club, 1960 through 1965.
4- Hillsboro High School Radio Club, 1966 through 1970.
John is on the
that is me on the right
Trustee of the W8RXX/R 146.76 and 444.200 Central Ohio Radio Club (CORC) repeaters in Columbus, Ohio. on CORC
Commercial Pilot license holder.
Use my F33A Beechcraft Bonanza weekly for work.
Manufacturers rep for commercial security and sound products.
Wife is Laura KA8IWB.
Jim Waits was a student of mine when I first started teaching many years ago. Jim was in my high school radio club where several students were able to obtain their ham license which also included me. We took our ham radio license test at the same time and his call is W8NUQ. Jim attended Wilmington College and when he graduated he obtained a job at Drake electronics. He stayed with this company until he retired.
During his high school years he worked with me at a TV shop
I operated in the town of new Vienna during the evening hours. He
worked at the TV shop until he started
George W8NTX adjusting his ham ant while parked at the arctic circle
A few of the hams that regularly meet on 7.234, 40 meters at
AM Eastern standard Time most everymorning decided to get together and
have eyeball sessions.
George W8NTX, John W8RXX, Charlie N8CEV
Imogene, Laura, Linda
George W8NTX, Gary KC2NOI, Charlie N8CEV, Dave WB2JAU
Imogene, Linda, Carol
Henry is K4LMY
Bobbi and Tom KA2ZEP
I hope you have found this page entertaining and if you have comments or suggestions please click on the mailbox to email me: