Calling CQ - Issue 90 - The buildings were excellent, the organization was well done, the vendors were happy, forum visitors were pleased, and no one could complain about the inadequate “hamfest” cuisine. The rain and resulting mud were simply a matter of bad luck.

Calling CQ - Issue 89 - The gates swing open on Friday and we will see if the Dayton Amateur Radio Association chose wisely in selecting this venue and if all those years of experience hosting the largest ham radio event in the world are transferable to a place called Xenia.

Calling CQ - Issue 88 - Members with coveted skills usually volunteer to teach classes and show others how to do things with their hands and their head. Can you think of a better place to setup a ham radio station with antenna?

INRAD Introduces New Line of Microphones - In the run up to the Dayton Hamvention comes news that INRAD is introducing new line of microphones for every use, desk stand, adapters, cables, hand, and foot-switches....

The Song Remains the Same - Despite all the dust kicked up from the promotion of the letter, my goals for it remain the same as when I started. It’s really simple....

You've Been Warned - “And so, the nation’s top scientists were challenged to figure out how to take an average ‘Joe’ and make him a high speed CW operator in a month or less – Project Celeritas became one of the first top-secret, high-tech projects of the Cold War era....”

Ham Radio on the Resume - Even in this 21st century, amateur radio continues to provide endless opportunity for the exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. There’s no shortage of things to do in this hobby that can sharpen and highlight the kind of critical thinking skills that still impress would-be employers....

Promoted Tweet - Mind you, my only experience with Twitter is as a user, not a purveyor of goods so there was no way for me to know if this was a reasonable experiment/investment. Since nothing ventured is nothing gained I decided to dip my toe in the paid waters of a promoted tweet....

Resumption - I’ve allowed this space to lie fallow for months. It’s not that I haven’t had anything to say, far from it, but I wanted to quit blogging and move on to something else and I thought the best way to make that break clean and obvious was to allow some passage of time without comment. Enough of that....