Barbershopper hams

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W4CN at the 1991 International Convention

Amateur radio ("ham radio") is a hobby of many barbershoppers through its history. Individual licensed hams could contact each other directly across long distances without the cost or infrastructure required for landline communication. In the early 1990s, special radio stations were set up at conventions to connect hams who could not attend the convention with those that did.

List of special event stations

Event Location Callsign Operator
1990 International Convention San Francisco, CA  ?  ?
1991 International Convention Louisville, KY W4CN Amateur Radio Transmitting Society of Louisville
1993 International Convention Calgary, AB CH6IBC Calgary Amateur Radio Association
1994 International Convention Pittsburgh, PA WA3BAK Bob Schlesinger was the Anchor Operator


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