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Radio Espacio Estacion Interviews K0OO and KC3CVN about Ham Radio

Posted by on November 18, 2014

On Sunday, November 2, 2014, Daylight Savings Day, artist Agustina Woodgate and her team recorded an internet broadcast, from midnight to midnight, for the online Radio Espacio Estacion.  The 25 hour broadcast included the extra hour of Daylight Savings and was made from a mobile studio embedded in a van.  Woodgate was interested in hearing about the special relationship amateur radio operators have with time and space.

RadioEE van parked outside KC3CVN's capitol hill QTH.

RadioEE van parked outside KC3CVN’s capitol hill QTH.

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Inside the mobile studio. Host Agustina Woodgate throws deuces.

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Patrick KC3CVN explains what’s happening while Pat K0OO makes a CW QSO

Radio Espacio Estacion describes the broadcast as follows:

A 25-hour marathon, bilingual, roving, online broadcast exploring the policies and poetics that regulate public time and its affects in economy and communication. The broadcast was streamed from a truck roving the capital’s geometries, stopping at a variety of sites while hosting sound, music, dialogue, and language experiments.

Radio truck broadcast stops included Zero Milestone, U.S. Naval Observatory, Kramer Bookstore, Haines Point, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S Department of Transportation, Washington Monument, Nation Cathedral, Landon Recreational Center, Meridian Hill Park, and Guglielmo Marconi Memorial, CPR Radio Station, The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Show Time, The Women Museum and ended where it started, at Zero Milestone.

Special guests included economists, musicians, astronomers, historians, hackers, and communication activists. Daylight Saving partners included The Floating Lab Collective, an artist collective based in Fairfax, VA, The Meridian International Center, The Green Skate Lab, CPR Radio and HacDC.

The RadioEE crew arrived at the home of KC3CVN at about 5:15am on Sunday morning, before dawn.  KC3CVN had breakfast ready for the hungry crew.  KC3CVN and K0OO installed an IC-7200 in the van with a coax cable to a 40/15m dipole antenna.  The radio output was plugged into the RadioEE soundboard and the interview began at six hours and thirty minutes into the broadcast.  Woodgate interviewed the hams and K0OO demonstrated the radio, making a CW contact.

Visit the official RadioEE site to see the entire schedule.  Click around the file to hear the entire 25-hour broadcast.

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If the audio player does not start automatically, the interview can be found at 6:33:00.

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