Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Frank Karkota
User Rank
Author
Re: The Haunted Radio Station
Frank Karkota   11/22/2013 10:35:02 AM
NO RATINGS
@Caleb Kraft

I really enjoyed writing it!

Designing electronic systems and writing are very similar.  You take a concept that exists only in your mind, then you put together the peices, and finally you have something that amuses, entertains, or improves people's lives.  How could anybody want more.

Yes, its fun to win, but losing makes you work harder.  I have entered photography contests, and lost.  I have bid on contracts, and lost.  I have applied for jobs, and lost.  Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

My greatest wins have been to have a circuit or system work and then to receive compliments from happy customers.  There are no prizes or accolades, but the accomplishment makes it all worthwhile.

Frank Karkota
User Rank
Author
Re: The Haunted Radio Station
Frank Karkota   11/22/2013 10:24:17 AM
NO RATINGS
@rick merritt

Thank you!

Frank Karkota
User Rank
Author
Re: The Haunted Radio Station
Frank Karkota   11/22/2013 10:23:23 AM
NO RATINGS
@Don Tavidash

I try to look upon these experiences as adventures!  How many people pay good money to cross a river at some exotic places?

I have submitted a few stories to Design News Sherlock Ohms, but they are strictly technical and not as much fun as my Frankenstein story.  Most of my stories are about my life experiences or are short fictions.

My unpublished and virtually unread novel is an anthology.  One of the characters is a writer and two of them are engineers.  I got to expound my love of writing and of engineering.  Another character is a teacher which is a profession that I never persued.

My latest receiver design is being tested by some groups that do work for the blind.  I hope they like it and I hope that I can get it into production in the near future.

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: The Haunted Radio Station
Caleb Kraft   11/21/2013 5:16:27 PM
NO RATINGS
these contest are always bitter-sweet. I wish I could just reward everyone for sending in such great stories!

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Author
Re: The Haunted Radio Station
Caleb Kraft   11/21/2013 5:15:47 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, we all really enjoyed it!

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Re: The Haunted Radio Station
rick merritt   11/17/2013 2:07:10 AM
NO RATINGS
Congrats!

Don Tavidash
User Rank
Author
Re: The Haunted Radio Station
Don Tavidash   11/16/2013 6:17:34 PM
NO RATINGS
@Frank

"I have had some rough times...."   Rougher than walking thru an icy river to repair transmitters in the middle of the night?  That sounds baaad...

I also entered and thought one of my stories was quite good.... but yours is the one I'd have picked.  So I'm glad it went to someone deserving and appreciative.  Well done!  And good luck with the other awards, I am sure they are equally merited!

And if you have done more writing in this field, I and I am sure others would love to hear more of your stories - get hold of Caleb or Karen Field and see if they can fit them in here somewhere.

 

Frank Karkota
User Rank
Author
The Haunted Radio Station
Frank Karkota   11/16/2013 2:07:18 PM
NO RATINGS
I want to thank the judges for their decision. This means more to me than they can imagine.

I have had some rough times and writing has been my solace. My disappointment is that few people have read my stories. I feel vindicated now.

I had always hoped that I would get an award for my receiver designs or my work for the blind, but I never expected an award for my writing.



Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
Most Recent Comments
BratGoesTech
 
truekop
 
R_Colin_Johnson
 
R_Colin_Johnson
 
sranje
 
GeoffBoyd
 
javier ruiz
 
Garcia-Lasheras
 
R_Colin_Johnson
Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LT®3042 is a high performance low dropout linear ...
Chwan-Jye Foo (C.J Foo), product marketing manager for ...
The LT®3752/LT3752-1 are current mode PWM controllers ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...