This book is for anyone who ever thought that Amateur Radio might be a fun hobby.
- It's for anyone who enjoys helping out in emergencies.
- It's for people who like to build things and have them work.
- It's for experimenters
- It's for adventurers.
- It's for communicators.
It's for all ages, men, women and children, and is a perfect hobby to take into retirement.
Ham Radio is a very tight fraternity with instant friendships and a large common ground. The hobby is so diverse, with so many specialties, that I've never met a ham who wasn't eager to be able to spend more time in the shack.
There are clubs of all sorts in cities and towns large and small. Many clubs are organized by specialty: Contest, Public Service, Repeater, Digital, Microwave, CW (Morse code), QRP (transmitting using less than 5 watts), and DX (talking to hams in foreign lands) and on and on.
There are conventions where hams learn more about the latest developments, see the newest equipment, search for bargains at the flea market, and meet old and new friends.
In my life I've made friends in high school, college, the military, and in my long career producing television and movies. Virtually all of my good friends, after all of those experiences, are hams.
Ham Radio is an enjoyable, lifelong learning experience.
Ham Radio is the World's Best Hobby.
Dave Bell, W6AQ