Most folks don't know it, but Herman Munster was a HAM RADIO OPERATOR! In episode number 18, which first aired on January 21, 1965 Herman is goofing around with his ham radio set (which is apparently a homebrew -naturally- transceiver with headphones, microphone, large horn style speaker, a large quantity of tubes, one HUGE tube and a bank of dry cell batteries) when he overhears some kids playing Martian with their walkie-talkies. Naturally the kids lead Herman and Grandpa into thinking there really ARE Martians on Earth, and being good citizens they notify the airforce. Most significant trivia we learn from this episode is Hermans call: W6XRL4 below is a rare copy of Hermans QSL card:

Also, we have managed to obtain a recording of part of W6XRL4's communication with alleged martians. You can click here to download and listed to an mp3 of the contact.

If you really feel you *must* have one, drop me an e-mail and tell me which is your favorite Munsters episode, and I'll e-mail back to you a hi resolution file of this QSL card that will look just swell when printed on your photo quality ink jet printer. Looks great on the shack wall!

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