Amateur Radio: an Old Toy Becomes a New Tool

Subject to licensing, amateur radio or ham radio was an affordable long distance communication option for back-to-the-landers in the mid-1970s.

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Copthorne Macdonald-amateur radio freak, inventor of the Slow- Scan Television (SSTV) concept and all-around good guy-gets it on with some of his communications equipment.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF