Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Anniversaries of Note in the Ham Media

Popular Communications, one of CQ's sister magazines, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with its September issue. The magazine began publication in September, 1982, under the leadership of the legendary Tom Kneitel, K2AES/W4XAA (SK), and has been covering the broad world of hobby communications ever since. From international broadcasting and CB to pirate broadcasters and mysterious "numbers" stations, if it could be tuned in on a radio, Pop'Comm has covered it … and continues to do so. 

This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the Amateur Radio Newsline, a weekly audio news service that first aired on amateur radio repeaters in 1977 under the name of Westlink Amateur Radio News. Produced by Jim Hendershot, WA6VQP, and Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, "Newsline" has since become an institution in amateur radio media, with more than 1800 consecutive newscasts over three and a half decades.
Congratulations to our colleagues at Pop'Comm and our friends at "Newsline."