Amateur radio is one of the most fascinating scientific hobbies. Amateur radio enthusiasts enjoy to improve their skills and equipment. It is a great pleasure to get in contact with fellows from all over the world - or from a QTH nearby. Helping each other is a great experience you will have in the amateur radio community.
All these aspects are part of the so-called "ham spirit". To share and to spread this spirit is a mission to every amateur radio enthusiast. Crossing borders by radio communications may be a way to make the world a little bit more peaceful …
Radio amateurs radio are fascinated by communication technology. For many of them this was the reason to study electrical engineering or computer science. With amateur radio the fascination and the principles of communications are becoming real. You can learn by experimenting. Actually amateur radio is a way to recruit young talents for engineering.
Supporting emergency communications is a radio amateur's mandatory duty. And a strong argument to preserve the amateur radio frequencies, too.
One of my favorite topics is the utilization of Linux to support radio operations. Linux is perfectly matching to the idea of freely accessible knowledge shared in the amateur radio community. Linux is the choice of many engineers and scientists all around the world. Sometimes the software is more difficult to set up than using a Windows box. Maybe my upcoming hints will help you.
Enjoy this great hobby and keep the "ham spirit" alive! Please support open source projects and emergency communications!
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