150% The Jules Madey Story

The International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957-58 was a historic achievement of international scientific cooperation. Dozens of nations launched expeditions of discovery to greatly expand our understanding of the Earth, including of the polar regions. Hundreds of U.S. scientists and military support personnel were deployed to all parts of Antarctica, where their only contact with family and friends at home was through amateur radio operators.

Jules Madey, who began his IGY "ham" radio services as a 16-year-old high school student, stood out because he went to extraordinary lengths to support the men on "The Ice." His service continued for several years after a permanent U.S. presence was established there during the IGY. He facilitated more than 10,000 contacts and became a legend to Antarcticans isolated at the bottom of the world.

Jules went on to enjoy a very productive career in electronics engineering, crediting his Antarctic experience as a reason for his success.This is his story. (2 DVDs, 102 minutes)


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