Amateur radio in the news: Hams threatened in TX, ham starts biz in CO, MI hams support sled dog race

Here’s another installment of amateur radio in the news…….Dan

Radio operator accused of terroristic threats. This is bizarre. MySanAntonio.Com reports “A man arrested on allegations that he used amateur radio channels to threaten to kill members of a local amateur radio club has been released from the Bexar County Jail. An arrest affidavit states Watkins, known on radio frequencies as ‘White Noise,’ was creating interference and illegally transmitting over radio bands without having the required radio operator license.”

Ham sends transmitters to Venus. Robert Sternowski, WB0LBI, is president of Softronics, Ltd., a company that designs electronic products and systems specializing in radios. One of Softronics’ first contracts was to design and build a transmitter that NASA sent to Venus.

Hams help dogs stay on track. The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club is once again providing communications for the UP 200 dog sled race. According to Paul Racine, KB0P, vice president of the club there are some people that get their ham license just for the purpose of helping out during the UP 200 sled dog race.

 

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