Lee Schaeffer
Videographer -- Media Specialist


2016 Glacier National Park
via Amtrak - Stayed at historic Park Lodge.

Headwaters of the Mississippi
2015 Adventure

Wilkins Twp. - Allegheny Co. - Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania

Lee's Facebook Page
Judy's FaceBook Page
Debbie's & Lee's Pages
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E-Mail
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WHHS Football Network
Live Stream
2017  WHHS Football Season

Latest Adventure

Lee Schaeffer
1948 DuMont TV Camera 

Local Radio & TV Resources

Our Adventures - Maps - FamilyEducation

Quick Links
The History Blog
The TED Radio Hour
WeatherAccuWeather  -  Radar:  US   Forcast
News :  Google News   CNN    Post Gazette     BBC   USA Today 
WESA - Huffington Post - Howard Fineman - Local Patch

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Yahoo Mail - QVC - Amazon - eBay -
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Jigsaw Puzzles - USA Today Puzzles

      Scientific American     -  Air & Space     -  Videography  -  Phys.Org
         Archaeology      -   Smithsonian    -  National Geographic
Teacher Magazine  -  Science Daily  -  EurekAlert!/AAAS

"I Touched the Future: I Taught." 
1992 Fellow of the
 Christa McAuliffe Institute

National Foundation for the Improvement of Education

Woodland Hills School District
Formerly known as
Churchill Area High School
New site with historic recordings and pictures

  CAHS Facebook page
Football and Performing Arts Videographer

Beulah Presbyterian Church
History & Cemetery
Sound System

Blairsville - My Home Town

"Subvert   the  dominant   paradigm"
Each word above is a link to a Web dictionary.

AZD Sorority

 

CURIOSITY Rover
Mars Rover Mission  -  Phoenix Mars Lander
Reconnaissance Orbiter   - Daily Images
Saturn - Shuttle MissionsSightings
Hubble - Space Travel

New Stats since September 2016

View My Stats

First used NCSA Mosaic Browser in 1992 On-line since 1993 starting at 300 BAUD 1995 - 56K :  November 2006 - DSL  :  April 2011 - FiOS

 

Schaeffer's Laws
#1
"People will congregate and talk in the most congested passageway."
#2 "The softer the roll, the harder the butter."

If I Had My Life to Live Over   - -   DESIDERATA

Camp Michaux - My tribute to a forgotten place.    View Visitors
My pictures of the camp are in the new book
"SECRET WAR AT HOME"
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Jackson Falls - One of my favorite places near Apollo, PA -  Pictures & Video
Book features the falls! Which has my picture!
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National Museum of Broadcasting
Dedicated to Preserve the Birthplace of the Broadcasting Industry
We can use all the help we can get!  Donate your old radios.


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Ku Band, FTA and HDTV antennas     C-Band Dish
Latest Additions to the Antenna Farm 


My photograph of R. Buckminster Fuller 
  I spent three days as his host at Monmouth College in 1965

 See me for your   Personal History Videos
Ideal for: Family History - Anniversaries - Weddings - Graduations - Birthdays

Latest Adventures!
States Visited
States Visited: Travel - Extended Stays

1955-1965 Vacationed in Canada - Belvedere Lodge on Balsam Lake north of Rosedale and
                   Fenelon Falls on the Trent Canal system.

1957 & 1960 National Boy Scout Jamborees

1963    Israel - Italy - Switzerland - Germany - France     Drove from Rome to Paris in a VW Bug! 

1990    England - Scotland - Wales - Ireland
            Our Trip To England
 
                 With links to all the places we visited  

2003    Switzerland - Germany - Holland - Belgium - France

2004    Train and Bus Tour of the Canadian Rockies

2015 - Drove "The Villages" in to Florida & Camp Canaveral's Jetty Park - Missed launch!
           Drove to Monmouth. IL for 50th class reunion and then on to 
          
Itasca State Park - Minnesota's oldest state park at the headwaters of the Mississippi.

       
       
Oinc's Barbeque - Ocracoke, NC

2014 - 7 Day Royal Caribbean Cruse on "Grandeur of the Seas" from Baltimore to Nassau 
         
         
Baltimore-based cruise ship departs despite viral outbreak - Judy caught it!

2012 Colorado by Train - (Not exact trip)  -  2012 Christmas Letter

2010 Tucson - via Amtrak  Three weeks in the sun (some of the time.)

2009 Branson, MO - Sat through time share sales pitch for free motel stay and show tickets.

2008 To Dallas and back  - 2460 miles via high school band bus to play North West at Texas Stadium!

2008 Seattle via Amtrak! -  Our rail trip across the country
        

2006 "Appreciation Tour" of the Western Parks

Grand Canyon and the Fiesta Bowl with the WHHS Band - New Years 2005/6

Machinac Island - Grand Hotel - The Island House Hotel - Island Camera- Fall 2005

Flight 93 National Memorial

Monmouth College  - WFS / Alumni Reunion Weekend June 9-12, 2005  & 2015
    My History of WFS - Monmouth College Radio Station.

Spring 2005  Jefferson National Expansion Memorial - St. Louis Gateway ArchJefferson National Expansion Memorial - St. Louis Gateway Arch.  
                                
Saint Louis Zoo - Home page    St. Louis Science Center

"Noah" Sight & Sound® offers inspirational live stage productions in Lancaster County

2004 Train and Bus Tour of the Canadian Rockies

Niagara-on-the-Lake - Winter vacation 2004 at Center House B&B - Who else goes to Canada in the winter!
     Niagara Falls

Steamtown - National Historic Site - Scranton, PA
    

2003 Tour - Europe!  Great Time!
  First all Digital Video and Photography on this Trip.  


Camp Michaux - My tribute to a forgotten place -   View Visitors
One of My Favorite Places - Jacksons Falls near Apollo, PA   New book features the falls!

Chemo2002-2003 -Chemotherapy at Hillman Cancer Center.
Completed the 18 chemotherapy treatments as a follow up to my "colon tuck" at UPMC.  
Not as much fun as my successful back surgery for a herniated disk in 1996.
In good hands! Graphic Description!   
Colonoscopy exam!  If your over 50, have it done!
Watching Lord of the Rings DVD on my ald Dell laptop

           wpe3E.jpg (5724 bytes) Surgery to remove Benign Facial Tumor on salivary gland at UPMC Montefiore April 2005

2002 Fall Foliage Retirement Trip
       Tenn in the Fall
       Visit to The Log House on Pine Ridge
       Dollywood® - The Entertainment Capital of the Smokey Mountains
       Kentucky Mountain Bible College

Visit to The Log House on Pine Ridge
Our friends moved to Pigeon Forge,Tennessee. Stayed at Eagles Ridge Resort but visited The Calico Inn the #1 Bed & Breakfast in the country and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

2000 Retirement Road Trip  in October to NE Pennsylvania to See the Leaves

2000 August  Road Trip to Illinois

Williamsburg - Our first "retirement" adventure - nice to be there when there were no kids!

1999 November Road Trip to the Carolinas - Biltmore Estate

Places we have visited "Out West" - Finally online!

Lake Wallenpaupack  - My Pictures - Live Web Cam

Ford Museum & Greenfield Village

Have you been to Kennywood yet?

Bedford Village - Covered Bridges in Bedford County


VW Camper that we took to Yellowstone in 1969.  
Places we have visited "Out West"  on several trips.

 

Odds & Ends

New Video Editing Computer from - Computer Connections 2005 - Died 2015!

Lee & Debbie

Our Hot Air Balloon Ride!

Christmas Letter 2001 - With links to more information.

Amanda Kathleen Spiaggi & Michael Glenn Conn

Forth of July at Pittsburgh's Point - My digital camera pictures and fireworks links

My web page for our college classmate's daughter's wedding

 

 

The Schaeffer Family
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Lee and Debbie

Renee NicoleRenee Nicole Schaeffer
7 lb  1 oz.  Thursday at 9:11 PM

Magee-Womens Hospital

Pictures Renee & Emily

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6 lb. 13 oz. Thursday at 5:20 PM

Patches the Electric Cat
                        Patches -1984-2001
JUDY'S PAGE - Her Genealogy Page
Judy, Lee III, Cat & Family Pictures

2000 Christmas Letter With Links
Family History
History of the Family of Anthony Schaeffer 1744-1999
Henry Alvindore Schaeffer - How G.Grandfather won the Civil War!
Rev. Lee Schaeffer My fathers ministry
   Chartiers Hill Presbyterian Church - Where my father started his ministry
   Blairsville Presbyterian Church where I grew up

     My father became the pastor of Blairsville Presbyterian Church in December of 1950.  Thus began many years of shoveling walks, cutting grass, keeping the lights lit on the Christmas trees, running the PA system and all the other responsibilities and duties of the "The Preachers Kid." 

     One of the church Elders, Attorney Samuel Miller who lived above the old Blairsville Library, had one of the first 7" Hallicrafter televisions in town.   I coveted that set and now have two of them  in my collection of antique television equipment.

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Hallicrafter 505 circa 1949 with Channels #1-12

      About 1952 Attorney Miller purchased one of every known piece of audiovisual equipment as a gift for the church.  As a 10-year-old, I was delegated the assignment of figuring out all of this state-of-the-art technology! 

       The recording  the Christmas Service for the "shut-ins" was  father's first idea for the Ampro Tape Recorder.
I could not understand why all the people decorating the church were so interested in hearing their voices recorded and played back while I set up the machine.  It was not until years later when I became interested in the history of communications that I found that this was one of the first non-commercial recorders available.   While it was new to me, I did not realize that it was also new to all the adults as well.  

     These experiences eventually lead to degrees in The Physics at Monmouth College, Communications at Syracuse and a 32-year career as the technology coordinator for the Churchill/Woodland Hills Schools.

Computers I have Used

    IBM 1130 Computing System 1967 FORTRAN
     Churchill High School 
    IBM 029 card punch machine

    General Automation SPC series

    Ohio Scientific  
    First Home Computer OSI Web  - $250 for first floppy drive!

    Radio Shack CoCo - Old Computers.Com  
    MC-10 micro version for my son.
    History

    RS Model 100/102

    Commodore Amiga 500 - TV Studio Graphics

    Radio Shack Model 1000 - 1984 Almost a PC!

    First video editor: Pentium-4  3GHz  - died in 2015

    Dell Laptop Win 98 - Bought for $200 at a computer fair and is still running.

    Dell  8200  2/16/2013    i-7 for video editing

    2014 ASUS i-5 for every day use and e-mail 

 

EDUCATION

Author of the famous Woodland Hills GRADE BOOK!
It did everything!  Grades - Statistics - Seating Charts - Cooperative Learning Groups etc.
Unfortunately, I don't have enough years left to rewrite from Borland BASIC to Windows.

MY EDUCATION - SCHOOLS

 

 

         Published Letters to the Editor

"Bly was from Armstrong"  - Published in the Post-Gazette - Correction
"Army-Navy Football"         - Published in the January 2000 issue of Smithsonian - First use of video replay.

 

"By your links shall ye be known"

VIDEO & RADIO RESOURCES

National Museum of Broadcasting   - Pittsburgh

TV Listings
Comcast: Monroeville -   Excite
   WQED-TV : Schedules  -   KDKA : Schedules   -  WTAE : Schedules  -  WPXI : Schedules
   PBS-SD/DTV - PBS C-band  - PBS Satellite    --  DBS Satellites
    NASA Channel
-Launch Dates - Space Tracker - Space History
   PCNC
  Northern Exposure - Episode Guide

INTERNET RADIO
  KQV Radio / Listen  -  WQED-FM Listen   Concert Channel  WESA-FM : Listen / JAZZ Index / NPR News
  KDKA RadioListen   -   WCPE / Listen : Wake Forest, NC (DBS Satellite radio)
 
  WLFP - Listen (Woodland Hills Football games)  -  WMCR : Monmouth College
  Nation Station Listing

 
Baird Mechanical TV Camera I found in the window of the "Logie Baird's Bar" in Edinburgh, Scotland
He lived in the same housing block as A.G. Bell across the street from our hotel.

Resources for High School Video Teachers
      A list television and radio resources and the history of radio and TV

Pictures of the WHHS 2009 Radio-TV Crew

How I installed a 10' Satellite Dish!
LyngSat North American Satelites
Ricks Satellite

Xcam Videobotics system  I installed at WHSD board room.

 

 
Know Your TV Color Bars

White

Yellow

Cyan

Green

Magenta

Red

Blue

R + G +B W - Blue W - Red Primary W- Green Primary Primary

Internet Search Engines

 


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Very close to the first train I had.
Weather

Every RADAR view is different.
View them all and
make your own call!

The Weather Channel
Interactive Radar Map
Click & Zoom for maps and arial photos

WTAE - WPXI
    Mt. Washington Cam now in HD
Local Dopler Radar
Unisys Weather - Really detailed
NE Radar

Intillicast Weather - forecasts
   RadarNexrad

PA Weather Cameras

Will Phil see his shadow! Official Site

NEWS

    CNN News   - Google NewsABC  -  USA Today  -  Washington Post  -  New Your Times
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Search) - Gateway Publications
- Tribune Review -   KQV Radio (Listen)
    LiveLeak.com - Video clips
    NPRWMCR

 

Interesting places to visit

PITTSBURGH

 

GEOGRAPHICAL RESOURCES - Map and Driving Directions
Each map display is best for different things.

 

JUST FOR FUN

 Hoaxes & Internet Tools 

Programs and resources for constructing your own web page

    Netscape                - Download latest version

    LView Pro              - Graphics file editor and image compression

    IrfanView               - Very nice image wiewer and editor.  Batch compression and resizing

    AOLPress              - Simple HTML Editor

    Web Page Design  - From the Digital Librarian

    FlamingText.Com  - Neat titles and graphics

    Old Web page 1994 - 2008 maintained by: LocalConnect / National Business
       3706 E. 5th Ave. North Versailles, PA 15137 The toll free Tech Support: 1-888-594-8324

    Verizon.Net 

Other WEB Sites     

    Camp Michaux

    Jackson Falls

    TVT     Television and Video Teachers of Western Pennsylvania

    Jan Newton  Librarian - St. Charles Public Library, Illinois 

    First Web Master for - Woodland Hills & Beulah Presbyterian Church

    Consultant LymeFight