Ham Radio - Ancestor of the Internet | Southgate Amateur Radio News This video by producer Mark Svoboda is one of the better historical programs related to Amateur Radio. In this video, Svoboda provides a fascinating overview of Amateur Radio--its history and relevance to communication today. Svoboda uses interviews with amateur radio operators and selected voice overs to show how Ham Radio became the first social network uniting electronics enthusiasts in the early 20th Century...a precursor to what we know today as the Internet. For the latest Amateur Radio news and events, please check out the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily. You can follow our blog community with a free email subscription or by tapping into the blog RSS feed. Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).