Author Archives: Ed Efchak

The Transistor Is 50 Years Old — Here Is A Little History

The 50th Anniversary Of The Transistor

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The Last Radio Station

A nice story about KPH, Point Reyes, CA…the last ship to shore station of its type.  If you’ve been there, you’ll recall that it’s one of the most beautiful views on the California coast. KPH

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Youth, Amateur Radio and Outreach

Low cost satellite development Here is an idea that can make our club more strategic about youth and Amateur Radio… a 16 year old designed a satellite transponder, has built an organization that is getting the bird launched un a … Continue reading

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An Instant 5 Meter Tower

Instant Tower Watch it before your very eyes!!  

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The Day The Modern World Was Born

The Day The Modern World Was Born A bit of history of Bell Labs and the technology developed there.

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Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Hightailing It Toward Siberia

North Magnetic Pole An interesting story on the rapid increase in the movement of the NMP. The e-newsletter is also worth a possible subscription…  

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A Primer on Ham Radio Ethics

In 2008 John Devoldere, ON4UN, and Mark Demeuleneere, ON4WW, wrote a comprehensive document entitled “Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur.” The purpose of this document was for it to become a universal guide on operating ethics and procedures. … Continue reading

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