1. CQ-serenade

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- Ham Radio Music...CQ Serenade

The name of the song is CQ Serenade and we found it sometime back while trolling the world wide web. After downloading it, our curiousity got the best of us so we decided to find out more. Our search finally lead us to Jean-Guy Renaud, VE2AIK, who supplied us with allot of information.

According to VE2AIK, CQ Serenade was composed sometime between 1965 and 1970 by Maurice Durieux, VE2QS. Durieux was orchestra conductor employed by Radio Canada who had emigrated from France. Assisting Duriux in the creation of the song was F9KT.

CQ Serenade was first recorded with French lyrics by Raymond Girerd. An English language version written by VE2QS and by Georges Brewer, then VE2BR, of Montreal. It was later covered by songstress Joyce Hahn. Both versions were available on 45 RPM long playing records under the rather apropos QSO Records label.

Today, those discs are probably true collectors items and all but impossible to find. But don't dispair. Thanks to the magic of MP3 audio and the Word-Wide-Web, CQ Serenade is still around to hear and enjoy.

You can download the MP3 version of CQ Serenade

Note: Our sincere thanks to VE2AIK for the information contained in this special report.

Bruce Tennant, K6PZW, Los Angeles