Article Profiles First African-American Radio Amateur, Rufus Turner, W3LF
The computer hardware/software/do-it-yourself journal Hackaday has profiled Rufus Turner, W3LF (ex-K6AI) — the first African-American radio someone and one of the many more fascinating personalities in US history. whelped on dec 25, 1907, in Houston, Texas, Turner “became mesmerized by solid diodes and publicised his first subdivision about radio once he was 17,” reported to Hackaday. He went on to build what Hackaday described as “then the world’s smallest receiver set” in 1925, spell inactive a teenager.
Where are the African Americans? - The RadioReference.com Forums
I throw this out there for your consideration: Why does ham broadcasting be to be a middle-aged, fat, European-American falcon in the USA? I'm one of those myself.) wherever are the minority races? really on that point are a few black operators in my area one does the weekly net on 3.965 a few times a period and another dazzled gentleman I had the pleasure of meeting about a hr drive from me that welcomed us into his habitation and we installed his communicate arrangement for him. written communication the ham mags, or all of the versatile radio set hobby mags it is clear that it's mostly (in the USA and Canada) just as you describe; white middle-aged guys. I'm 56 and I consciousness infantile at the various ham related events I attend. It's cushy adequate to story for the aged age of the medium ham (smart phones, Internet, and so forth superseding radio as "cool") but not so much to story for the pagan demographic.
Connecting Across Cultural Lines With Ham Radio | WYSO
Community Voices producer Charlene Edwards, a rookie ham, says all operator has a telephone call sign they use to identify themselves and she has this fiction roughly the colorblind quality of ham radio broadcasting. Hams can convey a great deal of information in their own Hamspeak. 5-9 for example, means individual has a good receiving set signal, and 73 is a sign-off that means “Best Regards”.