ARRL East Bay Section

Ham radio story on (broadcast) radio

Posted by ks6m on August 3rd, 2012

The East Bay Section’s Technical Coordinator Kristen McIntyre K6WX and her son Christopher KG6SVI were among those interviewed August 2 on KALW-FM (http://www NULL.kalw NULL.org/) about the magic of Amateur Radio. The story touches on ham radio topics such as CW, youth, DX, the unpredictability of propagation, and emergency communications.

This interview neatly sidesteps a common problem with media stories about ham radio: in most cases the journalist is clueless about our hobby. Apply the Walter Cronkite solution: in this case, the reporter is himself a ham, Mike Meenan ND6MM.

Read and listen to this story (http://www NULL.kalw NULL.org/post/chatroulette-there-was-ham-radio).

John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, ARRL East Bay Section