Wednesday, April 16, 2008
A miracle...just south of 20 meters
You may have heard already about the amazing work of John Kanzius, K3TUP. Using his knowledge of radio waves, he has developed one of the most promising cancer treatments yet. He does not even have a college diploma, but he is now working with top researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, as well as a top Nobel Prize winner. And he is continuing his own battle with leukemia. John's wonderful story was featured last Sunday on 60 Minutes on CBS. If you missed it, click here to see it. It is well worth a few minutes of your time.
There are those who say amateur radio operators are no longer on the cutting edge, no longer using their knowledge and experimenting nature to advance technology. Maybe things have gotten too complicated for many of us to be able to contribute to the body of knowledge. But here's a guy who used his ham rig, a couple of pie plates, and a pack of hotdogs to make what may well be a major breakthrough.
Here's a curiosity, too. The frequency he uses for his cancer killer? Somewhere just below 20 meters.
You gotta love it!