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Friday, November 9, 2007

Surfin': Space Cadets on the Radio

This week, Surfin’ discusses the connection between Amateur Radio and radio astronomy. After you read this week’s Surfin’, come back here to leave your comments, if any.

By the way, Surfin’ is a weekly column published on ARRLWeb features Web sites related to Amateur Radio, specifically, and radio, in general. If you have any suggestions for Surfin’, please contact WA1LOU using the e-mail link to the right.


  1. I got into amateur radio as a result of my interest in Amateur Astronomy. I was at a star party 30 years ago and one of the younger members had to call his parents. Well, back then before cell phones there was amateur radio. We were in the middle of nowhere. There happened to be two brothers that were amateur radio operators. One of them took his ht and called the parents. I thought that was cool. Of course that was 30 years ago. I ended up getting my license and have enjoyed both hobbies.

  2. Thanks, Stan, Once again you came through with something just for me...
    "Sputnik" That's the new name for my Russian motorcycle/sidecar rig!
    And I'll bet you thought this would be something to do with Amateur Radio!

    73, John in Rockford, IL
    (I've been enjoying your weekly column for a long time now. Thanks!)