July 17, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

Old-fashioned communication technology (Colorado)

In the movie “Independence Day” the disorganized pilots across the world were reduced to communicating with help of amateur radio operators using Morse Code. These “HAM” radio guys helped Bill Pullman, as president, with a counter attack that saved the human race from extinction. OK, that was a strange use of old technology. The aliens were even stranger. It did bring back memories of my dad sitting at his basement desk with earphones playing with the dials of his HAM radio. I don’t think he ever met the aliens.

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