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Friday, September 21 • 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Lunch & Learn - 124 Years of Amateur Radio

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I trace the development of ham-radio technology from the beginnings with Marconi in 1894 through the present day.  I periodically visit the gear used by a personal friend, Bob Higgy, W8IB, from his spark transmitter in 1912 at age 11 to his last transceiver, a Ten Tec Century 21 in 1977.  I will show gear from 1929, the 1930’s and perhaps an operating, early SSB station from the 1950s. 

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James Hanlon, W8KGI

James T. "Jim" Hanlon, W8KGI, was born in 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in adjacent Fort Thomas, Kentucky.  At age 13, he earned his first amateur licenses, WN4VIV and W4VIV.  Jim earned three degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University, BEE in 1961... Read More →

Friday September 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Rio Grande