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Santa visits kids at a Tampa hospital — via ham radio

Radio drivers can listen on the 20- and also 40-meter HF radio bands across the country.

TAMPA FLORIDA, Fla.-- Being in a healthcare facility bed is a challenging method to spend the holidays, specifically if you're a child.

So on Wednesday, the individuals at St. Joseph's Children's Health center in Tampa used their ham radio devices to make an unique link: a one-way web link to the North Pole!

That was a welcome little bit of relief for kids like 12-year-old Daniel Summa.

" I'm a little unfortunate," Summa confessed. Besides, this year, he and a lot of various other children are embeded the healthcare facility, unsure if they would certainly be able to let Santa recognize what's on their wish list.

" Just attempting to make the best of it as well as have as much enjoyable as I can," he stated.

Rather than them checking out Santa at the neighborhood shopping mall this year, St. Nick is checking out Summa and o…

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Neighbors must wait in Framingham ham radio tower fight

Residents opposed to the building and construction of an 80-foot ham radio tower in a property community loaded the Zoning Board of Appeals listening to area on Wednesday. But the attorney for the ham radio driver that intends to develop the tower really did not show, so board participants elected to proceed the hearing till January.

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FRAMINGHAM - There were a lot of locals opposed to the construction of an 80-foot-tall ham radio tower in their community that numerous needed to remain on the floor in the city hall room where Wednesday's Zoning Board of Appeals hearing was held.

But locals really did not get to speak due to the fact that Fred Hopengarten, the attorney representing the ham radio driver, really did not show up. The day previously, the board got a letter stating he 'd be out of community.

ZBA participants unwillingly voted to continue the hearing till Jan. 8.

ZBA member Stephen Meltzer claimed the board …

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