Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ham radio is the new 'in' thing!

 What is Ham Radio?

It is the hot new thing in communications.  (IPhone watch out).

Hams use all sizes of radios ranging from small handhelds like the one pictured here to really big rigs such as you will see in the article today.

Actually Ham (Amateur) Radio is not new; it has been around for over 100 years.

But, recently Ham Radio has become "the newest trend in American communication" according to a recent report on the Fox News website.

According to that article, as of Oct 2011, there are now more than 700,000 hams (Radio Amateurs) in the US.

Perhaps you are a ham, know of a ham, or had a ham in your family years ago.

You might even have a secret desire to be a ham yourself. If so, it looks like now is the time to jump in.

Even if you think you are not interested, you will be after you read the article and view the 1 minute 39 second video. HERE'S THE LINK