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Talents and Hobbies Shared (April 2013 Program)

The Thursday, 7 p.m., April 4 meeting of the Marple Newtown Amateur Radio Club will “be off the races.”  This quiet presenter is Bob Fort, KB3SFX, who has mastered many…

How to Find Us

The new sign that was installed several months ago on the West Chester Pike side of the Robert Gauntlett Center continues to be an unexpected, yet appreciated help in finding…

No Joke – This Is For Real

We have now all seen on TV how the last Space Shuttle is now in Los Angeles. Here is one final picture of the cockpit with everything powered on for…

Genius or Odd

Nikola Tesla, the favorite genius of many engineers, was known not only for his brilliance but also for some of his personal traits and beliefs that were sometimes odd.  Despite…

A Home Is Found

As was reported in a previous issue of the eDipole, Hammond Manufacturing of Cheektowaga, New York, has announced that it will be taking over the Peter W. Dahl line of…

Radio in the Water

One of the more famous Pirate Ships was the European identity of Radio Caroline. Unknown to all but the more veteran listeners and Radio Caroline groupies, there were two Radio…

Soon It Will Be Time

Despite the late March snow, April showers do bring May flowers, but readers of the eDipole also realize May also ushers in the regional Fest Season.  A Bucks County group,…

Maritime Mobile Q Signals

Long before the era of modern digital- or analog-based satellite communications Maritime communications depended entirely upon Morse Code transmissions.  Even when voice was introduced, the needs for urgent and near-urgent…

One of the First

Man has dreamt, fictionalized, and campaigned both with science and governmental efforts to launch a satellite into space.  In a review of historic writings, the first fictional creation of a…

Amateur Radio Benefits from Montana

On February 28 it was reported that Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) signed House Bill 148 into law. This bill–Clarifying Local Government Authority to Regulate Amateur Radio Operations –was submitted…

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