Saturday, March 15, 2014

ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio

 2014 is an important year for Ham Radio.

It is especially important for the ARRL  (Amateur Radio Relay League).

Why? you ask.

Well 100 years ago, Radio and Ham Radio was a fledgling hobby / adventure.

Radio had only been recently invented and the Hams (Amateur Radio Operators) were experimenting with the possibilities that Radio presented to the world.

Then, in 1914, ARRL was established and Ham Radio 'took off' so to speak.

From those early beginnings Commercial Radio, TV, Digital transmissions,  Satellites, Cell Phones, and many more inventions developed.

The ARRL Magazine, QST, began publishing in 1915.

So, What is ARRL?

What is Ham Radio?

And what is the history of Ham (Amateur) Radio?

This 25 minute You Tube video will explain.

Hint: when you view the video, click on the full screen view box -- you will be glad you did.

So with that by way of introduction

HERE'S THE LINK to ARRL at 100: A Century of Ham Radio