It’s not just the destination, it’s about the journey.
The purpose of this site is to encourage men and women, boys and girls, of all ages, to consider participation in the communication technologies of the 21st century.
Whether as a hobby or pursuing a career, or both, this field will have the ability to inspire and provide a rewarding experience.
Photo Credit: Jörg, OE6JMF
Is amateur radio relevant today? Most certainly. People throughout time, have always been eager to experiment, create and improve. Amateur radio operators are no different. There are those who would say that we have the internet and mobile devices that provide our communications requirements. Well those items may fill the needs of some, but not those seeking a challenge.
Amateur radio is not in competition with these services. In fact, many of us augment our hobby with those same technologies, as you will discover by reviewing the blog posts provided here.
Some of you may be involved with, or heard of the maker communities springing up all over the world. Well amateur radio operators have been making for decades and still do. Creating and experimenting are part of the human experience.
Let me dispel some myths.
Young people are not interested in amateur radio.
Nothing could be further from the truth. On the education front, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs have become an important initiative in school systems all over the world. Universities, high schools and even grade school students have been involved in the design and construction of CubeSats (miniature satellites) carrying amateur radio and various other experiments for launch into orbit around our planet. National amateur radio organizations around the world are engaging young people to become involved with our hobby. A hobby I might add, that can lead to a promising career in communication technology.
Amateur radio technology is decades old.
Not so. Amateur radio today uses the most modern hardware and software found. Now there are some operators who restore and use older equipment, but there are those who restore antique cars too, but that doesn’t mean they don’t drive the latest models as well.
So I invite you to review the material found on this site to get a better sense of what I have described. If you see something that intrigues you, (especially on a YouTube video) I encourage you give the presenter a thumbs up and subscribe to their channel. They go to a lot of effort to present their material and they deserve our appreciation.
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