[AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter

Bry Carling bcarling at cfl.rr.com
Wed Apr 7 06:36:47 EDT 2010

Intereeting Jay. I saw where they included a link to a rather sad story from 2007 about the FCC ending the cw testing requirement.

I wonder how many of those 700,000 U.S. Hams are active. I would guess that few
have ever ventured onto HF for the real amateur radio experience. I cut my teeth as an SWL listening to 160m  and 80m AM. Later I listened to 20m ssb, and also figured out why it was a fun idea to make the effort to learn the code. I still think it's a great advantage over phone in a number of situations.
We even used to run FM-MCW on 2m for fun in the 1980s around Nashville.


Brian Carling, sent from my smartphone

-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Bromley <jayw5jay at cox.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 07, 2010 2:18 AM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Ham Radio Growing in the Age of Twitter

I thought the article was kinda of lame, but I am sure they were writing it 
for non-hams.  However I sure loved that old picture!

73 de jay/w5jay..

> Here is the  link to the ATC article.
> Interestingly, the photo on the ATC web page shows a real homebrew amateur 
> radio station from 1939, not a ricebox station full of plastic radios or a 
> shack-on-a-belt.
> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125586086
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