NewsWest for Sunday 20th December 2020 - History of Amateur Radio Edition. Ho. Ho.

posted Dec 18, 2020, 5:21 AM by Bob Bristow
20 December 2020

NewsWest for Sunday 20th December, 2020 is a history of Amateur Radio edition, including an interview with Phil, the guy at the Space museum in Carnarvon at the old space communication station, Amateur Radio resumes as a Christmas gift in 1945, there's a radio story from Antarctica, and if you’ve ever wondered how the time pips were generated for broadcast on 6WF way back when, we’ve got the story.

Roy presents his weekly Helpline, and there’s some Ham Radio Christmas poetry.

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