“HOP meets his Elmer”
It’s another sunny day in the land of Hop, he is in his shack attempting some DX, but things aren’t working so well, so Hop decides he should go out and take a look see at his antenna. Low and behold he sees a squirrel sitting on top of the telephone pole that his antenna is mounted to. Hop yells at the squirrel “hey get down from there” Mr. Squirrel starts chattering back at him in what Hop believes to be some kind of Morse Code. Not knowing CW Hop once again yells “hey get down from there! Once again the squirrel chatters back, this time Hop copies what sounds like dits and dahs. Hop quickly re-enters his shack pulls out his book and decodes the perceived message. “Check your coax connection, then check for resonance QSL” Hop wondering if this creature is causing his problems, goes out and yells “hey get down from there”, Mr. Squirrel realizing that Hop isn’t quite resonant himself, leaps from the pole straight to the ground, in an feat of near flight. Hop is impressed at what he just saw, and immediately gets on the air to his Ham buddies and tells them of this amazing squirrel who, and he couldn’t believe his eyes jumped straight to the ground and ran off.