Ham Radio Growing In The Age Of Twitter

hamradio Ham Radio Growing In The Age Of Twitter

Only a few years ago, blogs listed ham radio alongside 35 mm film and VHS tape as technologies slated to disappear.

They were wrong.

Nearly 700,000 Americans have ham radio licenses — up 60 percent from 1981, a generation ago. And the number is growing.

Ham radio will never have the sex appeal of the iPhone, but it does have a certain nerd appeal, says Allen Weiner, an analyst at the technology research firm Gartner.

Back when I was just getting my first vehicle (a ram50) I had a CB in it, and it was awesome that I was able to communicate with friends on the other side of the county.  The cost barrier seems pretty low for ham radio, so maybe this is something that I could try out.

via Ham Radio Growing In The Age Of Twitter : NPR.

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