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
|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|