|[AMRadio] WABOOF - Good News on HAM RADIO|
k4kyv at charter.net
Sat Jan 10 04:09:40 EST 2009
> Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often worldwide)
> wireless communications with each other and are able to support
> their communities with emergency and disaster communications if
> necessary, while increasing their personal knowledge of
> electronics and radio theory. However, proliferation of the
> Internet and its popularity among youth has caused the decline of
> amateur radio. In the past five years alone, the number of people
> holding active ham radio licenses has dropped by 50,000, even
> though Morse Code is no longer a requirement.
But one thing amateur radio has that the internet doesn't have is
independence from the infrastructure. If we can find the electricity to
power the rig, we can string up a wire and communicate worldwide even if
every internet server and every telephone in the country is out of
commission. A generator and some fuel is all it takes to keep us in
business if every utility service is down.
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