Phantom Chats with ham radio
Artists and writers are quite aware about the potentiality of amateur radio. The innovative ideas of the creator of the famous comic strip hero 'Phantom' can be seen in his comic books. In these comic strips, Lee Falk illustrates how Phantom operates his radio station from deep inside the jungle and how his short wave wireless message gets tied to the telephone line (hams call it Telephone Patching) with the help of a ham by the name of Oscar. Every ham radio operator has got his own "handle" (name). Phantom's handle is 'Kit'!