Old Betsy Would Be Proud

Ham reception again is likely to be packed
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Amateur radio operators and assorted other door-prize hounds will line up once again to get into the Amateur Radio Operators Reception.

The two-hour event starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening of the NAB Show, in Ballroom B of the Las Vegas Hilton.

It’s sponsored by Heil Sound, Broadcast Supply Worldwide and Turner Engineering.

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Photo by Jim Peck

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Photo by Jim Peck
No doubt the ghost of Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, co-founder of the American Radio Relay League, will be there, hoping someone pulls his name out of the door prize bowl (though he won’t have Old Betsy with him; the rotary spark-gap transmitter remains safely on display at ARRL headquarters).

(Did you know that Hiram has his own Facebook page? And you can see Old Betsy here. She still works.)

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