Chuck Colby

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  Early History

'Hams' Build TV 'Net'

Los Angeles Times, Southland
Sunday, April 22, 1962

FRESNO— Two Fresno "hams" have just completed two of Fresno's smallest television stations as a result of a lot of curiosity and hard work... [Read more]

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2 Fresno TV 'Hams' Beam Shows Over Own Network

The Fresno Bee, The Republican
Tuesday, March 13, 1962

FRESNO— Two Fresnans have turned curiosity, months of work and World War II surplus equipment into the city's two smallest television stations... [Read more]

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First Home Satellite Earth "Mini-Track" Station

Chuck built the Mini-Track Station in 1957 at the age of 15. It was the first Home Satellite Earth Station. It picked up signals from Sputnik.. [Read more]

First Pocket Transistor Radio, The TR-2

In early 1954, 12-year-old Chuck Colby of Torrance, California built what is believed to be the first commercial Pocket Transistor Radio, The Colby TR-2... [Read more]