2006 / 14 minutes / UK / 16mm / sound
"Ham Radio, the Space Age hobby where the world is your friend"
Tune In follows the fascinating world of amateur radio operators. Although amateur by definition, HAMS (translating as an acronym for "Help All Mankind") undertake a rigorous licensing exam covering strict regulations and intellectually challenging technical knowledge. As well as being considered the fourth emergency service, providing backup when power and phone lines are down, HAMS, once they master the know-how, can be transported beyond the confines of their everyday existence with "do-it-yourself" radio technology. By connecting documentary with a textured soundtrack, Tune In transects the politics of space and social communication unveiling the peculiar world of the radio ham.