BY NICK WILSON
As a boy, Harry K. Wolf once made a trip via horse and buggy to Morro Bay to dig for clams from his family’s ranch in Paso Robles.
He recalls one day, amid church bells ringing, coming home and learning from his parents that World War I had ended.
Wolf, who lives in Morro Bay with his daughter Vicki Ryal and son-in-law David Ryal, turned 107 on Jan. 29.
That kind of milestone calls for two birthday parties.
So, first he gathered with his Estero Radio Club friends for their weekly get-together, and a few days later he celebrated again with his family at home on his actual birthday.
Wolf doesn’t hear well, so he communicates through writing notes. When asked how it feels to be 107, Wolf simply jots, “It’s a lot of work trying to stay alive.”
He seems to be managing just fine. Wolf still strolls around, with the assistance of a walker. His daily routine includes reading the paper in the morning and watching “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune” at night with the help of closed captioning. Wolf regularly plays gin rummy with family members — and often wins….READ MORE
Curious as to which balun you need for what antenna? Why do you need a balun at all? Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about making your rad... Read more
Due to the recent failure of the Ericsson VHF radio in the ISS Columbus module, the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) APRS pack... Read more
Radio amateurs once were the target of interference complaints filed with the FCC. Now, the FCC has made it easier for hams to file their own RF inter... Read more
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) — a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders — could change the complexion of how t... Read more
Icom Do you have an interesting Icom story? Would you like to share it with a wider audience? It might be a business application, a special event, or... Read more
Full 20m, 15m and 10m Band Coverage (with Feed Point Mounted ATU) Under 8 Feet Tall! No Radials! Force 12’s Sigma Series Verticals are contest a... Read more
ncrease your station’s receive performance with new book Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur by ARRL author Eric P. Nichols, KL7AJ. Althou... Read more
Texas radio amateur and pilot Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, is right on schedule on his commemorative Amelia Earhart round-the-world flight. He reached Darwin,... Read more