In episode 255 of the
Foundations of Amateur Radio
discusses a fundamental aspect of out hobby.
The activities that our community places under the banner of amateur radio
are many and varied. I’ve referred to this as a thousand hobbies in one. If
you look at the surface, you’ll find all manner of activities that readily
attach to our hobby.
Activations for example are invented at any opportunity, from parks to peaks,
light houses, bridges, trains, boats, lakes, roads, locators and countries. We
pursue contesting, making contacts using different modes, different power
levels, we pick the frequencies on which we operate.
If you dig a little deeper you might consider investigating propagation, or
antenna builds, electronics, physics and more.
It occurs to me that there is an underlying activity, one that any amateur can
participate in and most do at what ever level they choose.
It’s the act of being curious.