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Title: Anniversary Commemoration of Valparaiso Technical
Event Type: Contests
Description: Anniversary Commemoration of Valparaiso Technical Institute
Aug 16, 1630Z-2230Z, K9Q, Valparaiso, IN. 2014 Valpo Tech Gathering. SSB 14.273 7.270 3.970; CW 14.041 7.041. Certificate. Mark Thompson, KC9VUL, 4815 East 500 N, Lafayette, IN 47905. Former Students + Staff + Interested Hams will operate as K9Q on Saturday August 16, 2014, from 10:30 to 16:30 CDT to commemorate the 140th Anniversary of "Dodge Institute" and the 70th Anniversary of "Valparaiso Technical Institute." Operation will be from the former site of VTI at Dodge Hall, 1150 West Lincolnway Valparaiso, IN 46385. A special certificate of QSO confirmation will be provided upon receipt of a "9 X 12 SASE. Follow us on Facebook, HISTORY In 1874 G. A. Dodge established the “Northern Indiana Normal School” - Dodge was employed as telegrapher of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad and saw opportunity in better educating future telegraphers. Reorganized by Dodge and F. R. Lunbeck in 1891, the school flourished and became the largest telegraph and railway instruction institution in the United States. Later it became known as “The Dodge Institute of Telegraphy.” As radio entered the scene, training in "wireless" communication was added to the curriculum of the institute. Dr. J. B. Hershman purchased the “Dodge Institute” in 1939. He renamed it "Valparaiso Technical Institute" in 1944. GATHERING We are having a "2014 Valpo Tech Gathering" Saturday August 16, 2014. See for additional information.Contact info: Mark Thompson
Starting Date: 08/16/14
Ending Date: 08/16/14
Address: 4815 East 500 N
City: Lafayette
State: IN
Contact: Mark Thompson, KC9VUL
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