The world record long distance amateur television contact is 2518 miles from Hawaii to California.|
This is of particular interest to me because on 10/18/2011 I was in Hawaii and met Paul Lieb (KH6HME)
and visited his beacon site where he transmitted the ATV signal.
If you look at the picture where I am carving my callsign in the door at the beacon site you will
see Gordon West's callsign (WB6NOA).
I have been demonstrating Amateur Television at the orange County Fair (and other fairs around southern California)|
for over five years. Here's a few pictures of the ATV demo from this past year. We also did some prep for the Digital
ATV QSO Party by hooking up with Australia from the fair.
For many years Amateur Television provided parade officials and public safety a behind|
the scenes look at the Tournament of Roses parade. This video is of a building fire,
one half block from the parade route. The Fire Chief was able to direct operations,
aided by real time video of the fire fighting effort.
Oh, by the way, I was holding the camera for this video.
A litle bit about the Amateur Television Network (Southern California Chapter).|
This is the repeater system I will hopefully be able to get Leo patched into.
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(Link to 1 min, 40 sec video, 31,684 KB)