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  Seen here talking on a CB radio is my grandfather. Some people say the radio thing runs in the blood. Who knows if this is true or not but my genetic link to the radio past seems to be my grandfather and name sake... "Papaw" Ulis. This photo was taken at his resturant and Shell gas station at the top of Pound Mountain, Virginia which is located in southwestern part of the state on the border with Jenkins, KY. I suspect this photo was taken somewhere around 1960-1961 while CB radio was in it's infancy and during the peak of the solar cycle as barely visiable on the top left of the photo are a few QSLs he collected. I never did get a chance to share the radio passion with the old man. He died in 1973 while I was 9 and the radio bug did not bite me for another 3 or 4 years.  

 

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