In the day in age where you can check email on your phone. You can look at people while you’re talking to them. You can basically do anything but brush your teeth with my phone.
You might think amateur radio would be a thing of the past. You’d be wrong. Interest is actually growing.
“Right now the number of amateur radio licenses is at a 10-year high and it’s growing rapidly. There’s tremendous interest,” said Kevin Grantham, from the Dallas Amateur Radio Club.
“You set your antenna up and you put out your call sign and somebody answers and they’re in Romania. Someone else answers and they’re in Kenya,” he said.
So, you never know who you’re going to run in to and you know that you would all at least have some basic common interest with the radio?
Grantham describes it as the “ultimate party line.”
“There’s the useful side of it like the emergency and the disaster relief, and then there’s just the fun side of it,” he said.