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October 27, 2011, 1 Comment

Now, we continue the long list of FCC historic spectrum management mistakes that began with Part 1 of this blog series. 6.  Nextel (1990s).  Back when it all began they […]

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“To Dayton, to Dayton, to Buy Me a Rig — Home again, home again, sending ‘Ham-Sig!’ ”

August 4, 2011, 5 Comments

The Curmudgeon, having been licensed in the Amateur Radio Service for more than fifty years, has had a long-standing desire to attend the nation’s p ...

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“THE WAY WE WERE:” DIFFERING GENERATIONAL VIEWS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY Part 3

May 11, 2011, No comments

In this series of posts we are looking at the telecommunications technology available to the average consumer in the year 1960 and comparing it with t ...

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RADIO’S ROOTS CONTINUE TO LIVE

February 11, 2011, 7 Comments

“Whatever happened to HF radio?”  (No, not HD radio, HF radio!).  “High Frequency” radio flourished back in the days before “radio” beca ...

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    “THE BIGGEST DAMN STUD ON THE AIR!”
    August 12, 2010, 10 Comments

    In the previous post, the Curmudgeon looked at the first of the two major sociological changes that, in his opinion, have occurred in the Amateur Radio Service during the past fifty years: the “dumbing down” and “consumerization” o ...

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    FIFTY YEARS IN THE “SERVICE”
    July 27, 2010, 4 Comments

    It’s not been the Curmudgeon’s intention to devote appreciable coverage to the Amateur Radio Service (ARS) in these blog postings. A majority (perhaps most) of today’s telecommunications professionals are no longer licensed hams, alth ...