• Short Summary

    KING HUSSEIN'S HOBBY OF AMATEUR RADIO BROADCASTING BECAME INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN DURING THE CIVIL WAR OF SEPTEMBER 1970 WHEN HE CASUALLY CHATTED TO FELLOW AMATEURS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHILE FIGHTING WAS GOING ON ONLY MILES FROM HIS PALACE.

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    KING HUSSEIN'S HOBBY OF AMATEUR RADIO BROADCASTING BECAME INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN DURING THE CIVIL WAR OF SEPTEMBER 1970 WHEN HE CASUALLY CHATTED TO FELLOW AMATEURS ALL OVER THE WORLD WHILE FIGHTING WAS GOING ON ONLY MILES FROM HIS PALACE.

    AT THAT TIME, HE WAS, THE OWNER OF THE ONLY AMATEUR RADIO STATION IN JORDAN. ON TUESDAY (20 JULY), HE OPENED A MEETING FOR RADIO "HAMS" (AS THEY ARE COMMONLY KNOWN) IN AMMAN. ABOUT 15 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE MEETING AND WERE ADDRESSED BY THE KING AFTER HE HAD BEEN PRESENTED WITH A CLUB BADGE.

    SYNOPSIS: KING HUSSEIN OF JORDAN ARRIVED TO OPEN A MEETING OF RADIO AMATEURS IN AMMAN ON TUESDAY. THE KING IS WELL-KNOWN ON THE AMATEUR WAVELENGTHS ALL OVER THE WORLD...HIS HOBBY BECAME HEADLINES DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN SEPTEMBER 1970, WHEN, DESPITE THE DANGERS OF FIGHTING, HE KEPT HIS REGULAR APPOINTMENT WITH FELLOW-ENTHUSIASTS IN EUROPE AND IN THE UNITED STATES USING HIS CLASS SIGN JYI.

    KING HUSSEIN HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF RADIO FRIENDS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ...BUT THERE IS ALWAYS A QUEEN TO SPEAK TO HIM WHENEVER HE COME 3 ON THE AIR. ONE FELLOW RADIO HAM -- AS THEY ARE COMMONLY KNOWN -- HAS VISITED THE KING ON THE STRENGTH OF A RADIO INVITATION.

    UNTIL LAST SEPTEMBER, KING HUSSEIN OPERATED THE ONLY AMATEUR RADIO STATION IN JORDAN, BUT HIS ENGLISH-BORN WIFE, PRINCESS MUNA, IS NOW THINKING OF TAKING UP HIS HOBBY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVJMYSYK2TQZ1OTT2ONFDIH6Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAVJMYSYK2TQZ1OTT2ONFDIH6Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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