From STAFF REPORTS
Pasadena resident and top amateur radio operator David Hodge (amateur radio callsign N6AN) has been selected to compete in the World Radiosport Team Championship 2014 (WRTC2014). This quadrennial radiosport competition, the first held in the United States since 1996, will be held across 16 New England communities from July 9 through 14. Known as the “Olympiad of amateur radio,” previous WRTC2014 competitions have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010).
“I think it all started when I stuck a hairpin in a light switch at the age of 3 or 4,” says Hodge, of his interest in amateur radio, “I felt firsthand the power of electricity, and half the lights in the house went out!” By the age of 14, Hodge had his first amateur radio callsign as a novice, and has grown into a respected radio contestor on the world stage.