My subscription to Life expired, but I still have a subscription to Mad.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Surfin’: Radio Ghosts Revisited

Ghosts and Halloween go together, but what about ghosts and radios? To find out, read this week’s installment of Surfin’.


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Surfin’: An Extremely Long Delayed Echo

This week, Surfin’ discovers the truth about a radio urban legend that was too good to be true.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I Speak



I see antennas


In addition to technical writing, I am the default staff photographer here at work. I have a DSLR to photograph the products I write manuals about, so if anyone needs a photo of something else, they call on me.

HR asked me to take some photos of the facility and the photo above is one in the batch I took today. I like it because it shows West Peak in Meriden, Connecticut, about six miles away.

West Peak is the site of many radio transmitters. It was also the location where Doolittle experimented with FM radio circa 1940.

The antenna Doolittle used still stands on West Peak. I believe it is barely visible in the blow-up of the photo (below) between the microwave tower and the three large towers.


Friday, October 5, 2012

Surfin’: Radio Tricks with Google Maps

This week, Surfin’ reveals a cool radio trick for measuring distance with Google Maps.