Ham Radio on YouTube

YouTube really is amazing. Search for just about anything on YouTube, and you’ll find short videos on the topic. Ham radio is no exception. Here are a few of the more offbeat ones:

  • Twilight Zone: Why Amateur Radio is Bad. This is a clip from a Twilight Zone episode titled “Black Leather Jackets.”
  • Ham Radio Set. There’s a SciFi channel icon in the lower right-hand corner, but that’s the only attribution. It shows a bunch of neighbors accusing one of them of some kind of illicit/weird activity, but he’s tries to pass it off as his buliding a “ham radio set.”
  • Alf- amateur radio. I had completely forgotten that ALF was a ham radio operator.


  1. Thanks KB6NU. I enjoyed the clips.

    Jim KC0WVF
    Pierre, SD

  2. Two of the three were Twilight Zone episodes. I guess they needed something “sciency” but not too complicated to weave into the plot line. Alf joins Herman Munster as a ham. All the cool guys are hams. ;)


    Ronny, KC5EES
    Austin, TX

  3. Dan KB6NU says:

    And here’s yet another video on YouTube about ham radio – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBGIdf0VjQ4. It’s a short (10 mins.) produced by MGM in 1939 titled “Radio Hams.”

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