20120307 - Cornel Topala (SN) - nwherald

Sarah Nader - snader@shawmedia.com
Cornel Topala of Algonquin uses morse code to communicate with someone in Washington while at his work in Wauconda on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Topala is a self-employed builder of endoscopy machines and is also a ham radio expert who has been able to contact all 300-plus world location recognized by the American Radio Relay League. His ham radio group is one of the best in the U.S. when it comes to competition.