Videos

If you are a club member and you would like to check out one or more of these videos, please contact our club President. Please allow up to two weeks for the video as not all videos have been converted from VHS tape.

Volume 1: Recruitment

New World Of Amateur Radio. Fast-paced introduction to Amateur Radio. Produced by ARRL. Hosted by Roy Neal, K6DUE. 1987 [28 min 30 sec]

Ham Radio In Space. An overview of Amateur Radio’s history in space–from satellites to the space shuttles, and beyond. Suitable for audiences of all ages. 1991 [30 min 25 sec]

Your Headquarters At Work. A departmental tour of ARRL’s Administrative Headquarters in 1992 in Newington, Connecticut. [22 min 5 sec]

ARRL PSAs. Two 30-second Amateur Radio public service announcements appropriate for club viewing. Those interested in copies for local TV stations or cable outlets may contact ARRL’s Public Relations Department for broadcast quality tape. [1 min]

Courage In The North, Handi-Ham Radio Camp. An Amateur Radio camp where people with physical disabilities and sensory impairments experience ham radio and earn their licenses. Produced by Courage Center. 1992 [10 min]

Sharing Amateur Radio with Handi-Hams. Some “dos and don’ts” for interacting with disabled Amateur Radio operators. Produced by Courage Center. 1995 [10 min 32 sec]

Volume 2: Space Amateur Radio EXperiment (SAREX)

Ham Radio In Space. An overview of Amateur Radio’s history in space–from satellites to the space shuttles, and beyond. Suitable for all ages. 1991 [30 min 25 sec]

SAREX Space Shuttle Mission STS-51F. Astronaut Tony England, W0ORE, recounts his involvement in the Shuttle Amateur Radio EXperiment (SAREX) aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, as the 2nd astronaut in history to operate ham radio in space. 1985. [18 min]

SAREX Space Shuttle Mission STS-58. Highlights of the volunteer and student preparation, and actual Space Amateur Radio EXperiment contact made by students of Cheatham County Schools, TN. Narrator, Bob Jewell, AC9R. 1993 [45 min]

Volume 3: Disaster Preparedness/Public Service

When Disaster Strikes. This program discusses the ever-changing role of Amateur Radio in public safety and service, leading emergency communications into the 21st Century. Produced by ARRL and The Martinez California Police Department. 1996 [10 min]

At Any Moment. An overview of Amateur Radio disaster preparedness. An introduction to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), RACES, and the National Traffic System (NTS). 1983 [14 min]

Field Day Fever. A light-hearted look at this popular ARRL-sponsored activity. Produced by H. Paul Clampit, K5TCK. [25 min]

Disaster Drill: The Big One. Emergency management coordination during an earthquake drill. Includes short pieces about establishing ham radio communications during disasters, voice, packet radio and amateur television. Produced by the Portland (OR) Fire Bureau. 1988 [12 min]

Last Voice From Kuwait. The heroic efforts of Amateur Radio operators during Desert Storm. Produced by Frank Moore, WA1URA, WANE-TV. 1991 [24 min 55 sec]

Volume 4: Operating Modes & Interests

What Are Those Crazy Sounding Signals Saying? A demonstration of digital communication modes, including Morse code, packet, RTTY and AMTOR. Hosted by Ernest Austin, W7AXJ. 1990 [20 min]

This Is Amateur Television! A how-to primer of amateur television (ATV). Hosted by Chuck Zappala, KE7SA. [30 min]

Packet Radio. Basics on packet radio. Produced by the Tucson Amateur Packet Radio Organization. Narrated by Peter Eaton, WB9FLW. [30 min]

AMSAT Phase 3D. A brief introduction to “the satellite for all radio amateurs.” Hosted by Roy Neal, K6DUE and Barry Goldwater, K7UGA. Produced by AMSAT. 1994 [10 min]

Volume 5: Educational

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Antennas…but were afraid to ask. Informative look at how various antenna designs perform. Presentation made at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory. 1981. Presenter, Frank Rutter, K3AW (Silent Key). [1 hr 8 min 30 sec]

Spark Gap. A brief history of early wireless communication. [1 hr]

Volume 6: DXpeditions

VP8SSI: The South Sandwich Saga. Eight hams embark on a daring DXpedition to South Sandwich Island, 1992. Executive Producer, Sam Brown, WA4IUM; Photographer Terry Dubson, W6MKB; Expedition Team Leader, Tony DePrato, WA4JQS. [25 min]

Journey To Peter I Island: Close To The Edge. Journey to the most isolated place on earth. The 3Y0PI DXpedition included 9 hams from 4 countries, and nearly 60,000 contacts, 1994. Executive Producer, Sam Brown, WA4IUM, South Sandwich Island DX Group. [30 min]

Volume 7: More DXpeditions & Contest Operating

Fastnet Force Seven. EJ7FRL DXpedition to a lighthouse on Fastnet rock, off the coast of Ireland. 1991 [1hr]

The AH1A Saga: Howland Island DXpedition. Amateurs operate from one of the most wanted DX countries. Produced by Walt Stinson, W0CP. 1993 [48 min]

Volume 8: Contesting

Winning On The Hill. Recounts the N2WK multi-op contest team. What it takes to pull-it-together for the June 1991 VHF QSO Party. Produced by Victor Gauvin, K1JUL for the Rochester VHF Group. [1 hr]

All China Amateur Radio Direction Finding Competition. Chinese hams compete in Radio Direction Finding (DFing) as a sporting event. Produced by JARL. 1982 [30 min]
Volume 9: Amateur Radio History —

1935 Tour of ARRL HQ. ARRL HQ as it was in 1935. A historical silent movie, recently narrated by retired ARRL staffer George Hart, W1NJM; master produced by Bob Anderson K1TVF. 1996 [15 min]

The Trans-Atlantic Tests and Station 1BCG. The early days of Amateur Radio. Re-live the 1921 Trans-Atlantic testing and Amateur Radio station 1BCG. Produced by the Antique Wireless Association Club Historian Bruce Kelley W2ICE. 1996 [28 min]

An American Inventor — Maj. Edwin Howard Armstrong. In the beginning. . . a slide show and commentary (includes a rare voice recording of him). His inventions included the regenerative receiver and other radios. Also produced by The Antique Wireless Association. 1996 [50 min]

Volume 10: Club & Personal Ham Radio Applications

9N1MM Marshall Moran Tribute Dinner — A Jesuit Priest, Fr. Moran tells about his 40 years in Nepal, where he became a ham radio legend. Since 1960, his call – 9N1MM – was heard regularly on 20 Meters. He assisted in medical emergencies in Nepal, ship evacuations at sea, relief to a storm-stricken expedition in Antartica, and even delivered an Easter Sunday sermon by ham radio to a group in Antartica. Produced by Connecticut DX Association. 1988 [56 mins]

Amateur Radio in Elementary School — Ken Botterbrodt, K2WB (Ex-WA2CVJ), demonstrates Amateur Radio to a class of elementary school students. After explaining ham radio, Ken does a CW demonstration of students names, holds a question and answer period, and concludes with students making on-the-air contacts on HF in the classroom. (1995) [27 mins]

FAIRS in the Former Soviet Union — Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service (FAIRS), sponsored by Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. An outstanding exhibition of an organization making international goodwill through Amateur Radio in the former Soviet Union. (1996) [13 mins]
Genessee County (MI) Radio Club – 60th Anniversary — 60 years of Amateur Radio history, and community service, is recognized by the Genessee County Radio Club of Flint, MI. (1993) [16 mins]

Volume 12: Amateur Radio Far Away

Phase 3D Integration Lab. Take a close-up view of the satellite of the future — Phase 3D — described by the very folks who have designed and assembled it. Located in a laboratory near Orlando, FL, the scientists and engineers show all the ins and outs of testing the satellite, in preparation for its launch. 1996 [25 mins]

JAS1B/Fuji2. Our Japanese counterparts have been experimenting with Amateur Radio satellites for a very long time. Let them explain their history, and how they helped lay the foundation, with relation to Amateur Radio satellites. 1996 [28 mins]

SANDIA Robotics. Have you ever considered how robots may affect Amateur Radio in the future? Sandia National Laboratories demonstrates several robots but none have any Amateur Radio applications, yet! After viewing these, discuss possible ways Amateur Radio could enhance robot use. 1996 [12 mins]

SAREX at Center Street School in CA. With the help of ARRL, AMSAT, and NASA, Gordon West, WB6NOA, commentates the successful contact with STS-94 in July, 1997. [47 mins]