On August 5th, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Harold Arlin took his place in history calling the world’s first baseball game broadcast — on KDKA, the nation’s first commercial radio station. On that afternoon, Harold sat down in a box seat behind home plate at Forbes Field to watch the Pirates defeat the Phillies, 8-5. He wasn't there just to watch, though; he was also there to tell fans beyond the ballpark what he was seeing. When he opened his mouth to speak into a converted telephone he was holding, Arlin changed the way Americans would enjoy baseball, and indeed, every other sport, forever.
The North Hills Amateur Radio Club (NHARC) of Pittsburgh, PA will commemorate the 90th anniversary this historic event with a 24 hour Special Event Station.
Using the event call sign K3D, the NHARC will be operating on both 20 meters (14.260) and 40 meters (7.260) on August 5, 2011 from 7am to 7am (EST)(August 6)(UTC 0300 - 0300).
(Additional bands or hours may be added.)
Just got approval to setup 20/40m at the John Roebling Museum in Saxonburg. Home of one of the original KDKA towers. The John Roebling Museum exhhibits some original KDKA equipment and the original 'Doghouse'...transmission building.