It was time for dinner, but Fred von Rekowsky, New York City "ham" radio operator, was determined not to turn off his set until he found out what the distant voice was trying to say. It seemed to want "New York only." The static was bad, but through it he caught a murmur of soft English: "Emergency . . . to try and save a child's life . . ."
Rekowsky forgot about his dinner.
He tried to get through to the murmuring voice: no luck. But a new voice came in strong: a fellow amateur...
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