Joseph William Kittinger II participated in Project Manhigh and Project Excelsior in 1960, setting a world record for the highest skydive from a height greater than 31 kilometres (19 mi). He was also the first man to make a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in a gas balloon, and the first man to fully witness the curvature of the Earth.
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Paul Warfield Tibbets Jr, most notably was known for piloting the Enola Gay which dropped the first atomic bomb but yet he did have a distinguished career in the US Air Force beginning in the European theater in the early days of WW2. To Find out more (Click Here)
Fred Lloyd AA7BQ founder of QRZ.com was originally working on a project called the call sign project which was to obtain and distribute to hams the FCC database of operating call signs. This project was born out of the internet news group rec.ham-radio. The projects initial sponsor was Rusty, Carruth, N7IKQ.
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Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born 14 March 1958) is the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco and head of the princely house of Grimaldi. He is the son of Prince Rainier III and the American actress Grace Kelly.
Prince Albert II’d spent a lot of time in New Hampsire and also attended Amherst Collage in Massachusetts. Competed in the 1988, 1992, and 2002 Winter Olympics bobsled for Monaco.
The original callsign 2YT was issued in Britain to the Marconi Company for use at the Poldhu Station in Cornwall in the early 1920’s. 2YT is recorded as being used for tests between Poldhu and station 2FC Willoughby, Australia in March 1924.
It is also recorded that 2YT was used by Marconi from his yacht Elettra, see update below.
G2YT was issued to F J Rumary of Down Road, Redcliffe Bay, Portishead, Somerset in 1936. Originally, nothing was known about this station but in August 2006 a G2YT QSL card was found dated 1936! The is now an update to this, see G2YT 1936 below.
G2YT was issued to Crispin Redshaw, G4VZ of Bridport Road, Dorchester in Dorset. The exact circumstances and date of this re-issue is not known but Cris is recorded as using G2YT from his Dorchester station in December 1957.
Crispin Redshaw became a ‘silent key’ in 1974.
G2YT was re-allocated to Peter Fox (formerly G4MCK) of Shefford in Bedfordshire in 2000.
This is the excerpt from the South Dorchester Amature Radio Club page only pertaining to the 2YT – G2YT call sign, much more is on that page, … Click Here …
While I was checking to see what else I can add aside from the the second video on this post I tripped over this video of the Last Man Standing set being used, the second video will pretty much fill ya’ll in on the rest of the story… Just had to throw in the 3rd clip from the show since were just about up to Thanks giving……
The following video’s pretty much sums up everything about The Last Man Standing Show, All videos are from Ham Nation, show is Bob Heil and friends.
Last Man Standing’s Producer Joe Amodeo talks about the Cast and Crew with amateur radio…….. Hosted by Bob Heil and Leo Laporte