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"I got my license in April, 1941," Goldfarb said. "I went downtown (Cleveland) to the FCC office that was in the old post office building.
I still remember Mr. Russ was the FCC radio inspector there."
"I was always interested in electronics," he said. "When I was in elementary school I would fool around with telephones, automobile horns and light bulbs. I used to build little kits.They were called Heathkits."
Those kits led to Goldfarb building his first transmitter.
"I started a radio club in high school, but it only lasted that one year. When I was gone, it disappeared."
Goldfarb graduated from Glenville High School and when the Army and World War II came calling, his radio skills put him in demand.
"They put us on a train at the Terminal Tower and took us to Columbus," he said of himself and his fellow Army recruits in January, 1943.
"When we got to Columbus, (Army officers) asked me, 'What hobbies do you have?'
"When I told them I was a licensed radio operator, they said, 'We need you, we need you.'"
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