Category: Ham Radio

The ultimate old-school geeky pursuit

On the relationship between radio and computers.

After my last post, about my 50 years of Hamming, in discussion on Facebook, where I also posted the same thing, several people also confessed their experiences with Ham Radio in their past. I was fortunate to attend a high

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My Beef with Ham Radio

With acknowlegment to Dan Maloney at Hackaday At some day this June, which I will have to look up, because I don’t remember the exact date, I will observe my 50th Anniversary of becoming a Ham Radio Operator. Things were

Posted in Ham Radio, Rants

Revisiting my childhood

Yeah, so? First riding bicycles, now what? Well, I’ve gone back to my electronics roots and have recreated a crystal radio that was my first electronics project back in about fifth or sixth grade. Back in my early teen years,

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Hams in Space

No, no, not those Hams in Space! I meant Amateur Radio Operators that are Astronauts. Ever since Owen Garriot, W5LFL, flew aboard STS-9 in 1983, there have been a series of Ham Operators aboard the Space Shuttle and the International

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