Monday, November 20, 2017
So, is the Internet going to be the death of amateur radio?
by Don Keith
An open discussion of the effects of rapid technological change on media and society in general--and the hobby of amateur radio in particular by Don Keith N4KC.
NOTE TO POSTERS: You DO NOT have to be a member or have a Google account to post here. Simply click on the "Comment" link, say your piece, enter the "word recognition" (foiling bulk Spammers), and click the button that says you want to post as "Anonymous."
This blog is intended to be a forum for rational discussion about activities and issues related to changing technology as it affects all of us, including but not limited to the wonderful hobby of amateur radio. Your participation is not only welcomed, it is encouraged. I'm not aware of anything similar in the "blogsphere," so I hope this simple effort will become an active "frequency" where everyone will feel free to discuss topics in a reasonable way and learn from each other. Nothing is off limits! Technical posts are welcome, as well as comments and thoughts about regulations, modes of operation, operating practices, media, advertising and other rapid technological change and its effect on society.
Change is inevitable. How we react to that change will determine how it effects our lifestyles, our families, our hobby.
I also hope this blog will lead to more thoughful and well-informed discussion than what we typically see on such forums as eHam.net and QRZ.com. And that it will become an active Elmer forum for others interested in or new to amateur radio.