I have just been asked to join the ARRL Public Relations Committee. I am very excited to join because I want to help connect the maker/hacker community to the ham community. It’s an exciting time because there is a huge growth in the maker/hacker community. It’s hip to tinker. Ham radio operators were the original makers and hackers. And I feel like makers and hackers could learn a lot from an organization where members are building their own portable devices that can send messages or remote control other devices around the world and through outer space.
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While my antenna wasn’t as large, with a smaller antenna I was able to talk to someone up in Portland, OR while on a mountain top on the southern border, and all on only 100mW on 2 meters.
In fact Amateur Radio was where I got started in electronics. It provided the basics for learning everything else.
Save a place in your logbook for me : ))
Very Cool. I just passed my Tech & General in December, and my Extra in January. After working with unix, tcp/ip, open source, since the early 80’s, it feels to me like the ARRL could use some “updating”.
Also I been wondering if there was an ham crossover in ada land.
That’s some serious wood she’s got there.
And I find it curiously and confusingly arousing.
In my bible, hams are believed to be the original shoot that sprouted off the main nerdal branch of the species. Bless ’em.