My observations on the Icom 7300’s powerful debut into the market place.
I can’t remember the date on this one. Summer 1979 maybe.
Me and NBC News Washington Anchor Jessica Savitch on the set. Jessica was one of the first women to anchor a network evening newscast. I was audio on the program for a few months before I went into news field opns full time. She was a serious journalist .The crew loved working with her. Tragedy took her just a few years after this photo. She drowned in a creek in an overturned car. I had a secret crush on her.
I worked at the Academy Awards show for 9 years. It was a 2 week project in February each year. I had the best job in the place! Red Carpet multi-cam coverage. We produced an international show (Non-Broadcast) streamed to the WORLD. — the fans the stars the whole scene was a blast. Hollywood Blvd: Ground Zero of Celebrity Worship!! The streaming show got tons of social media feedback. Never underestimate the global interest in American entertainment!
Photo the next day. (W/ EFX)j
First Class Radiotelephone License. (From The FCC of course!)
Continuing Education: Post Graduate courses, seminars, ITIL Certification / Six Sigma Green Belt
And one of my favorite learning environments: LYNDA.COM
Here in Charlottesville, Va home of the University of Virginia there is an on campus guest speaker program open to the public. I go to these often.
In October three Professors discussed the British Exit from the European Union. Each brought a different view. A political science professor. A European economics prof and a History professor. I got in the last question from the audience. I asked, “What would Winston Churchill have thought of BREXIT?”
Anyway I look forward to these meetings!
I spent 10 years in Los Angeles. Every year I attended the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. I had the option of flying or driving. No contest. The 5 hour drive was best!. It’s an awesome drive on I-15 smack through the middle of the Mojave desert. I tossed my CW paddle in the car one year and put it on the desert floor. An “end of days” image.
When I became interested in the Flex 6300 a couple of years ago, I knew nothing about the FPGA concept. (And as I am not an Engineer or a Computer Science major). I still know little. That said, I went in search of a tutorial that would serve as an introduction to the FPGA and an explanation as to why it has opened up this new world in Ham radio. I’m an “appliance operator. I never understood all of the Mixers/Oscillators/Roofing filters that make up the Super-Heterodyne architecture. But hey! I could read a block diagram! There are many videos out there. No one video is perfect for the Ham Op, but I found this one very useful. Maybe you will too? Try it!