Straight Key night is not really a contest but sounds like fun….. Find out more here on the ARRL Website
Dick Van Dykes business partner was a ham operator and a film was being made for ATV broadcast, included within the short film is the Rose Bowl Parade from 1968 or 1969…
Rudolph Hell, born 19 December 1901, died 11 March 2002 was a German Inventor and electrical engineer. In 1925 he began inventing the Hellschriber which at the time ran through cable lines and is the predecessor to the Dot Matrix printer. In 1929 he received a patent for the Hellschriber system.
1930’s is when it began being used for news wire services and continued up to the 1980’s. The Germans used it sometimes during WW2 in conjunction with the German Enigma machine for land based communications.
Rudolph Hell … (Click Here)
Hellschriber … (Click Here)
QST Article April 1999 … (Click Here)
In the United States and Canada, the plural term candelabra is a nickname for radio masts and towers with multiple transmission antennas. Baltimore’s TV stations, WMAR-TV, WBAL-TV, and WJZ-TV in 1959 built the world’s first three-antenna candelabra tower, 730 feet tall. Other examples include the Mount Royal Candelabra in Montreal, the KXTV/KOVR/KCRA Tower, KSMO Candelabra Tower, KMBC/KCWECandelabra Tower, the Madison Community Candelabra Tower in Madison, and Sutro Tower in San Francisco.
Source was Wikipedia, you can follow it from the link at the bottom of my post on 26 Nov 18
Australia had the first organized group of ham operators who met in March of 1910 in Sydney, they had 50 people attend the first meeting although only 10 wireless transceivers were licensed in Australia at the time. Another club began in Melbourne in 1911 … More about early clubs can be found here…
The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach operates the Amateur radio room on the Queen Mary call sign W6RO and has operated it since April 1979…. Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach Website
The Associate Membership is voted on by the Club members present at the meeting, Click Here For Info
The Johnson Space Center Radio Club Houston Texas W5RRR is an active club and anyone can be a member through an Associate Membership….. Click Here For the W5RRR Website…