[AMRadio] WABOOF - Good News on HAM RADIO


David Morrison arledave at ns.sympatico.ca
Sat Jan 10 14:44:57 EST 2009


Ain't that the truth!

Dave VE 1 UJ

"D. Chester" wrote:

> > 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.
> >
> >
> > Jim/W5JO
>
> 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.
>
> Don k4kyv
>
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