Monday, February 29, 2016

Ham Radio in the Mainstream Media

Amateur radio was featured in a recent podcast by radio technology reporter Kim Komando. According to ARRL Media and Public Relations Director Sean Kutzko, KX9X, the 15-minute segment focused on the value of ham radio during emergencies. 

And the technology blog, Hackaday¸ recently featured a profile of Rufus Turner, W3LF (SK), said to be the first African-American radio amateur in the United States. The ARRL Letter says Turner helped develop the venerable 1N34A diode and wrote a 1949 article in Radio-Electronics magazine in which he explained how to build your own transistor before they were commercially available.