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The Golden Age of Amateur Radio is Now

In episode 179 of the Foundations of Amateur Radio podcast, Onno VK6FLAB, makes the case that we are living in the Golden Age of Amateur Radio.

Imagine a world where electronics are pervasive, a transceiver can be purchased for the price of two Big Macs, kits are designed and built using simple tools at home, software makes it possible to invent new methods of communication on an almost daily basis, where long distance contacts are made throughout the day using milliwatts while ionospheric propagation is at an all-time low, where national parks and peaks are being activated at an increasing rate, where new people join in every day, where it’s easier and easier to obtain a license and where the word geek is held as a badge of honour.

That world is here, it’s now … 1

You and the IARU

In episode 147 of the Foundations of Amateur Radio podcast, Onno VK6FLAB, discusses the support provided to the hobby of Amateur Radio by the IARU.

Have you ever considered the infrastructure that exists to make it possible to tune to 7.090 MHz, call CQ and make contact with anyone on the planet?

In a world where we as radio amateurs share spectrum with radio and television broadcasters, mobile phones, wireless networks, satellites, GPS, drones, wireless headphones, radar, boating, aviation, citizen band, garage door openers, fitness trackers and any other wireless gadget imaginable, not to mention radio astronomy, microwave ovens, meteorological aids, inter and intra car communication, autonomous cars, trains and more.