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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 premiere annual ARS convention, the Dayton […]

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GORC Morse Telegraph Event 173rd Anniversary

January 4, 2011, No comments

The GORC Morse Telegraph Special Event celebrates the first successful demonstration of the telegraph in the US at the Speedwell Iron Works on January ...

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“LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING…” THE FUTURE OF THE RF SPECTRUM Part 1

December 3, 2010, 5 Comments

The recent series of posts dealing, in part, with the future of the Amateur Radio Service launched the Curmudgeon’s thinking into a new direction. B ...

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A TV TALE OF TWO CITIES (PART II)

October 18, 2010, No comments

Last time we looked at the consequences of a broadcast channel allocation matter in which a small, analog Low Power TV station was displaced from its ...

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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 ...

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    Monster San Diego Ham Antenna Revealed
    February 16, 2010, 8 Comments

    In response to the last blog posting, a San Diego Amateur radio operator kindly forwarded to the Curmudgeon the enclosed photograph and some of his observations of the monster residential […]