A Little History

This from Maggie, K3XP, via Allen Pitts, W1AGP, the ARRL PR guru:

In 1955, The Phil-Mont Mobile Radio Club, an association of mobile amateur radio operators, provided emergency communications during the…during the devastating flood of August, 1955 along the Delaware River and in the Pocono Mountain s following Hurricane Diane, the sixth costliest U.S. hurricane of the 20th century…fifty years before Hurricane Katrina. In 1959, the club produced this short film to explain amateur radio, and especially mobile communications as practiced by the club.

(The main film begins after a three minute interview with Jim Spencer, W3BBB, produced by a local cable channel many years later)

Dig the guy’s “walkie-talkie” in the scene where they’re providing communications for the marathon……Dan

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