An Example of the Broadness of Amateur Radio

Hackernews ( is a very simple link aggregator and forum (similar to reddit) that focuses on technology, cyber-security, tech companies, software development, venture capitalism and startups, and the like.

It’s always a happy day when amateur radio shows up on hackernews, because its community is smart – engineers, programmers, thinkers, doers, and hams. In other words, there are no cranky OMs there to ruin your day or overenthusiastic technophiles talking your head off.

ARISS came up today, and the thread blew up into a general, lightweight synopsis on a ton of different things that ham radio can offer. Since ham radio is “a thousand hobbies in one,”[1][2][3] I think it’s a great answer to the question “what can you do with ham radio?”

Check it out here:

Author: N0SSC

25 year old amateur radio operator. I love everything about ham radio. Trying to learn CW and contest more, and doing my best to promote youth involvement and retention in this aging hobby.

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