Charlie Walton, the inventor of an ubiquitous wireless technology known as RFID, has passed away at 89.
Walton, who lived in Los Gatos, died on Nov. 6, according to his wife Ann Walton. I once wrote an article about Walton while at the San Jose Mercury News and his efforts to proselytize RFID, known in long form as radio frequency identification.
November 23, 2011 – Donald D. Rohn, an industry leader in communications tower manufacturing, passed away on Nov. 21 at age 72 at Riverview Manor Care in East Peoria, Ill. where he was being treated for an injury he suffered from a fall a number of months ago.
In the late1950s Don began working at his father Dwight’s tower manufacturing plant prior to graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Illinois.
Founded in 1948, Rohn’s primary product line was small residential television towers.
But as TVs evolved in the 1950s from utilitarian wonders to pieces of fine furniture art, coupled with speakers that were as large as the screen, the tower structures didn’t change.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is finding one wireless communication method to be on the rise – to historic levels of popularity.
But there are no apps available for this.
Americans are hamming it up more than ever before…using ham radios, that is. The FCC says licenses for the amateur radios are at an all-time high: more than 700,000 licenses are currently active, and the number is growing at a rate of more than 20,000 a year. Luke Rohn at Amateur Electronics Supply in Las Vegas likes them because they’re cheap and can reach incredible distances, including into space.
Radio Days Are Back: Ham Radio Licenses at an All-Time High
Fresno, Calif. – iPhone, beware?
The newest trend in American communication isn’t another smartphone from Apple or Google but one of the elder statesmen of communication: Ham radio licenses are at an all time high, with over 700,000 licenses in the United States, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
Valley Hams Provide Communications for 2nd Annual Off The Front Charity Bicycle Ride
The second annual Off the Front charity bicycle ride was held on Saturday October 8th, 2011. For the second year amateur radio clubs and organizations from around the valley, under the organization of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers, came together to provide radio communications for the event. Continue reading Valley Hams Help Off The Front Charity Ride→
Due to fund raising, other club activities and holidays, CARP will be taking a short vacation from regular club meetings. There will be no CARP meetings in the months of July, August or September. Be sure to watch the CARP website for other CARP activities happening during these months!
The next regular club meeting will be Friday, October 7th, 2011 at 7:00PM.