Monday, June 14, 2021

K7UGA Featured in YouTube Documentary

The late Senator Barry Goldwater,
K7UGA (CQ file photo)
The Arizona Historical Society recently streamed a documentary, "The Senator Was a Ham: Barry Goldwater and Amateur Radio," in a Zoom presentation that remains available on YouTube. According to Air Force MARS, the film focuses on the thousands of phone patches made via K7UGA during the Vietnam War. Goldwater had a network of volunteer operators staffing his station when he wasn't there to operate in person. "The senator from amateur radio" represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate from 1953-64 and again from 1969-87. He was the Republican Party nominee for president in 1964. The program may be viewed at <>.