Category: General

5 reasons Hamvention is one of the most unique events on Dayton’s calendar (Ohio)

An event that has become a Dayton tradition is in full force this weekend.   Dayton Hamvention 2018 is happening at the Greene County Fairgrounds through Sunday. The event is in its seventh decade, draws thousands and provides an economic boost to the Dayton area.   Here are five things to know that make Hamvention […]

via the ARRL: Report: Former Hamvention® Home Hara Arena Getting a New Owner

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that a Louisville, Kentucky-based developer, Michael Heitz, of Garrett-Day LLC Properties, is in the process of buying Hara Arena, which served as home to Dayton Hamvention from 1964 until 2016. Heitz told the Dayton Daily News that he bought out income tax liens on the property from Montgomery County […]

via the ARRL: Frank Victor Tarkington, W3KLQ, SK — Installed First TV in the White House

Frank Tarkington, W3KLQ, of Silver Spring, Maryland, died on April 19. He was 102. A California native and World War II Navy radioman, Tarkington went on to enjoy a long career with Radio Corporation of America (RCA). In 1948, he installed the first television set in the White House so that President Harry Truman could […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Raises Amateur Radio’s Profile at 2018 National Association of Broadcasters Convention

Radio amateurs were among the global visitors signing in at the ARRL booth during the 2018 National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas April 7 – 12. Attendees came from countries across the world, including Australia, South Korea, Israel, Norway, Canada, England, Ireland, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Tanzania, Greenland, the […]

via the ARRL: W5KUB to Stream Hamvention® 2018 Worldwide

“Amateur Radio Roundtable” Host Tom Medlin, W5KUB, will once again livestream selected activities from the 2018 Hamvention® in Xenia, Ohio, during what he calls the “Hamvention Marathon Webcast” — more than 40 hours of live video from the annual show. This will mark Medlin’s 17th year covering the show for those unable to attend Hamvention. “Our motto is […]

via the ARRL: Foundation to Honor Former ARRL Connecticut Section Manager Betsey Doane, K1EIC

Former Connecticut Section Manager and retired professor Betsey Doane, K1EIC, will receive the Housatonic Community College Foundation (HCCF) Lifetime Achievement Award on April 19, during the college’s 50th anniversary community celebration. Doane has been on the cutting edge of major industry advancements in teaching techniques for the visually impaired. She has worked toward developing computer […]

Collecting transistors is this Hyderabad techie-turned-ham’s hobby (India)

From wooden-framed valve broadcasting receivers of the 1950s to transistors of the 90s, this 43-year-old software engineer-turned-radio ham has more than 90 different radios in his possession. In the dining room converted into a ham operator’s room of Sridhar Reddy Bheemreddy at Pragathinagar, stacked in order are reel tape recorders to radios and transistors with […]

SirenJack: Hackers can hijack emergency alert sirens with a $35 radio and laptop

Thanks to a flaw in popular emergency alert systems, hackers with knowledge of radio frequencies could remotely hijack the system with as little as a laptop and a $35 two-way radio and activate the sirens, trigger false alarms, or even broadcast any audio of their choosing. The vulnerability, dubbed SirenJack, is in emergency alert systems […]

How a Legendary Storm Chaser Changed the Face of Tornado Science

May 31, 2013 seemed like just another rainy spring day in El Reno, Oklahoma. The afternoon was hot, the air heavy with moisture. On the darkening horizon, thick clouds billowed in a promise of rain. But around 4 p.m. local time, the winds shifted slightly and the afternoon shower turned deadly. Two hours later, the […]

“The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling” Is an Intimate Portrait of a Comedy Pioneer

…Shandling was born in Chicago and raised in Tucson, Arizona, where his family moved because his older brother Barry had cystic fibrosis, and his parents thought the dry, warm climate would be better for him. Barry’s death at just 10 years old is the “Rosebud” of this production, if not of Shandling’s life. His personal […]

Man rescued from atop ham radio antenna (Massachusetts)

An 80-year-old Edgartown man was rescued Monday morning by the Edgartown Fire Department from a ham radio tower in his yard. William Welch, an electrician and avid amateur radio operator, got his sneaker caught atop a 20-foot-tall backyard antenna after he scaled the structure to secure it ahead of the impending nor’easter, his wife Betty […]

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