Monday, December 12, 2022

New Huntsville Museum to Feature Ham Station

The new Museum of Information Explosion in Huntsville, Alabama, has received a grant of more than $16,000 from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications foundation to fund the purchase and installation of a state-of-the-art amateur station to go along with its exhibits of classic ham gear.

According to the ARRL Letter, the goal is to juxtapose old and new technology “to illustrate the accelerating evolution of amateur radio.” The station will also provide licensed hams with an opportunity to try out new digital modes without making major financial investment. The station will be staffed and maintained by members of local amateur radio clubs. The museum is expected to open this spring.