|Ham radio operators Dan Caesar (seated, NI9Y)
and Wayne Huhta (W8GXB) prepare for the
Many amateur radio enthusiasts worldwide attribute their interest in the hobby to an enjoyable experience they had of tuning in to distant broadcasts from Radio Station HCJB’s shortwave transmission facility in Ecuador that ended broadcasts in November 2009 after 58 years.
“The special event ham radio station aims to spread goodwill among this group and to inform them of the existence of the Technology Center,” added Russell. “It’s appropriate that we do this on the eve of major milestones in the life of our organization—the 80th anniversary of HCJB’s initial broadcasts and the 25th anniversary of the mission’s technical services arm, the HCJB Global Technology Center.”
Participants will receive a special QSL (listener confirmation) card and brochure. For more information, visit http://www.arrl.org/Events/view/37794.
Source: HCJB Global