W8WWV - Amateur Radio
Amateur, or ham radio is a hobby that centers around radio communication. You
can experiment with technology and electronics. Perhaps you're into communication, either
reliable, or under difficult conditions; local, or around the world; with friends or
strangers. Of course the Internet and the web are all about technology and
communication, and for that reason, some believe that amateur radio is doomed to
extinction. It's certainly true that some people will satisfy their wants and needs on the
Internet, and that will be enough to keep them out of the hobby. But, there is more to
amateur radio than what the Internet offers.
I received my amateur radio license in 1969, at the age of 15. My first callsign was WN9CTH. After upgrading to WB9CTH, I moved, and was issued the callsign WB8WWV, the callsign I held until January 22nd, 1998. At that point, I used the vanity callsign program to change my call to W8WWV.
The Internet contains a number of excellent amateur radio resources. Here are some of my favorites.
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Last update: Monday, April 29, 2002 07:39 PM
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