Ham radio operators broadcast their enthusiasm for vintage electronics

La PORTE — Forget about the Internet, cell phones and solid-state anything at all. This group is sticking with old-fashioned vacuum tubes and antennas. Hundreds came to the Civic Auditorium in La Porte on Saturday to swap stories and hard-tofind Read More …

RadioShack Again Files for Bankruptcy

Once the go-to store for radio amateurs, electronics tinkerers, and shortwave listeners, RadioShack has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in 2 years, placing the future of its remaining stores in jeopardy. The 1743 retail outlets that Read More …

Pot lights create ham-radio buzz

AUGUSTA, Maine — Retired Coast Guard officer Roger Johnson sometimes notices a harsh buzz when he turns on his amateur radio, and he blames high-powered lighting that’s used to grow pot. Amateur radio operators say the legalization of marijuana is Read More …