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MTU students teach tech to non-technical

HOUGHTON — Jillian Jacobsen started using computers about 15 years ago for her work as a dental assistant, but using a personal computer is sort of a mystery for her. “I can’t get on Yahoo,” she said. The computer she used at work had software related to dentistry, Jacobsen said, but ...

Use of ham radios growing in UP

CALUMET TOWNSHIP — It may seem unusual when there are so many forms of electronic communication available there are still people who use radios to communicate, but according to Stuart Kauppila the use of the technology is actually growing. Kauppila, who is the president of the Copper ...

Why call it ‘ham’?

According to the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio in the U.S., the meaning of ham to describe amateur radio users came about this way: “The first wireless operators were landline telegraphers who left their offices to go to sea or to man the coastal ...