Why Modern Makers Are Bringing Back Ham Radio

Amateur radio came about because individuals wanted to use the new “wireless” rather than just passively listen to broadcasts. Although it’s lost some of its luster in the age of the Internet and smartphones there’s still significant interest and new hams are still getting their licenses. There’s also a lot of interest on the part of “makers” thanks to low cost computing platforms like Arduino and RaspberryPi. There’s never been a better time to experiment with radio.

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