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Upcoming Hamfests

Atlanta Hamfestival
Marietta, GA
June 3
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Huntsville, AL
August 19
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Grovetown, GA
September 16
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Lawrenceville, GA
November 4
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"Frequency," "Last Man Standing" QRT

Hollywood Reporter reports that The CW television network has pulled the plug on the Amateur Radio-themed show "Frequency," which stars Peyton List as young police detective and radio amateur Raimy Sullivan. "Frequency was a combination of two of the season's most popular trends: time travel and movie reboots," Hollywood Reporter said, noting that the show had been averaging 1.5 million viewers.

As in the 2000 movie Frequency that inspired the TV show, Amateur Radio provides a means for the protagonist to reconnect over time with her late estranged father Frank Sullivan. NBC had initially expressed interest in launching a "Frequency" TV reprise, but ultimately passed on the idea.

"Frequency" had joined ABC's "Last Man Standing," starring real-life radio amateur Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, KA0XTT, in providing Amateur Radio some small-screen exposure, albeit fictional. News on May 10 from Variety is that ABC has now canceled "Last Man Standing" after six seasons. Occasional scenes on "Last Man" showed Allen's character at his ham station.

The show's producer is John Amodeo, NN6JA, and real-life Amateur Radio special events have been staged from the show's Hollywood set.

-ARRL Letter

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Baxter, ex-K1MAN, SK; Engaged in Protracted Enforcement Battle with FCC


Glenn Baxter, ex-K1MAN, of Belgrade, Maine, died on May 5. He was 75. In 2014, Baxter ultimately lost his battle to retain his Amateur Extra class license when the FCC dismissed his long-standing renewal application, citing an unpaid $10,000 forfeiture stemming from violations over a period extending back several years. The K1MAN call sign now is held by an individual living in New York.

“Anyone filing an application [who] is found to be delinquent in debt owed to the FCC and who fails to pay the debt in full or make other satisfactory arrangements in a timely manner will have their application dismissed,” the FCC said in a Notice of Dismissal appended to Baxter’s Universal Licensing System (ULS) file. “Because you have failed to resolve this matter timely, your application is hereby dismissed.” Baxter had been licensed since 1956.

Over a period of decades, Baxter — a licensed professional engineer in Maine and Illinois — ran afoul of the FCC stemming from complaints of malicious interference resulting from his program-length AM transmissions under the flag of his self-styled American Amateur Radio Association. Baxter’s transmissions included, news, interviews, commentaries, and rebroadcasts of ham radio news produced by others, including ARRL, with which Baxter also had feuded.

In 2012, the US District Court for the State of Maine ruled in the FCC’s lawsuit to collect Baxter’s fine, initially $21,000. Writing for the Court, Chief US District Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. agreed with the FCC on the first two counts — willful or repeated failure to respond to FCC requests for information, and willful or malicious interference — and granted summary judgments to the FCC in the amounts of $3,000 and $7,000, respectively. The Court declined to rule on the third issue — communications in which an amateur station licensee or control operator has a pecuniary interest — saying that issues of material fact remained to be litigated in the Court.

-ARRL News

 

 

 

 

 

 



Excellent promotional video for Ham Radio

-Radio Society of Great Britain

 

Radio History: A Century of Amateur Radio and the ARRL

Look at this "history" of ham radio through the eyes of the ARRL, an interesting read!

 

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