Canada: NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: Hope You Are the Same

The hardy inhabitants* of isolated Aklavik at the mouth of the Mackenzie River own 220 radios. But for a long time they could tune in regularly on only one station, at Fairbanks, Alaska, and it broadcasts only in the winter. Now, thanks to a burly, good-natured Canadian soldier named R. A. ("Red") MacLeod, Aklavikans have a full-fledged station of their own.

"Red" MacLeod, a sergeant major in the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals stationed at Aklavik, built the transmitter with odds & ends from a ham set, a few parts scrounged from Army discards and about $100 worth...

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