28 Apr 2012

Amateur radio history DVD?

The ARRL has produced a DVD recently on the history of amateur radio in the USA over the last 50-60 years. See http://www.arrl.org/shop/The-ARRL-Film-Collection/ .  I wonder how much material exists on old film and video in the UK/Europe and whether there would be enough to make a DVD on the history of amateur radio on this side of the pond?

As I mentioned a few years ago, there was (once) a 78rpm sound disc made by G5UM of the last night of UK operation on the old 56MHz band back in the 1940s, but this appears to have been lost. Although there have been several books on the early history it would be wonderful to find and collate old film material on amateur radio in Europe.

1 comment:

Ricardo - CT2GQV said...

In this end of Europe there's some material at: http://ahrap.webs.com/
At least some old photos of qsl cards's, stations and inclusive some videos on a broadcast program, on the public network, about radio comunication, called "Chamada Geral" in Portuguese or General Call (CQ) translated to English.