My wife called me yesterday to quick turn on the radio, to listen to “Ham Radio Growing In The Age Of Twitter” on National Public Radio’s “All Tech Considered:”
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.
READ the whole article at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125586086
Listen to the radio version at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125586086
At a ham radio convention near St. Louis, the crowd swapping antenna parts and other equipment is mostly male, and over 50. But 15-year-old Jonathan Dunn is attending along with his father. He says Facebook and texting are fun, but making friends using a $200 radio that doesn’t come with monthly fees is more rewarding.
Nice to see such a positive piece in the media!