Past Events

August 28, 2017

It's my honor to be asked to speak at the Motorola Austin Retiree's Club meeting on August 8th. The meeting will be at the Seniors Center. Info is here:

The subject will be "Some thoughts on the cellphone history at Motorola." Told in fact and possibly faulty memory by someone who was there for a significant part of the time.

Hope you can make it,

Jim George



I'll be both selling "Contact Sport" and "Reunion" at a sales table as well as coordinating and moderating the Central Texas DX and Contest Club's yearly program at the Summerfest in Austin.

Book sales and signings will be both August 4 (evening) and 5 (morning and afternoon) and the program will be 10 a.m. - noon on Saturday, August 5. This is the largest and most active amateur radio event in Austin, so please do come by if you can.

Thanks and hope to see many of you there.

JK (Jim) George N3BB

July 12, 2017

"Thanks to the Austin Amateur Radio Club for an invitation to speak at their July meeting on his well-received book "Contact Sport," including additional behind-the-scene stories of the World Radiosport Team Championship of 2014, which was held on New England in July. In addition, Jim will cover the competition itself, which resulted in one of most dramatic finishes ever, as well as some basics of radiosporting (contesting) and the work to publish and then promote a book with a world-wide audience."

Here are some details of the meeting:

AARC mtg moved to 11 July (1st Tue is July 4)

7 p.m. meeting (Program starts around 8 p.m.)

Applied Research Laboratories

10,000 Burnet Road, Austin

Meeting topic- Jim N3BB Discussion of the book "Contact Sport," and
the behind the scenes story of the book and the World Radiosport Team
Championship of 2014 in New England.

June 14, 2017

I'm pleased to be a part of the 2017 Spring/Summer program of the Author-Speaker series at Chez Zee, a very popular and upscale Austin restaurant. This will be the third in the series, and the "Interview" format by Cari Clark has proven to be informative and informal. The programs are held in the adjacent "private events room," which is roomy and quiet. An additional bonus is an interesting swath of Austin peeps who attend these, always a fun and surprising group.

Wine and beer are available at the cash bar, as well as very nice finger food, which is part of the ticket price. Please reserve June 14 (a Wednesday) evening and join me there.