The Communication Experts

The great thing about a hobby like ours is that there is so much diversity that you can pick whatever niche suits you. From a public perspective, though, there is one branding message that should unite us all: We are the Communication Experts. During Hurricane Harvey, I saw amateur radio…

The Thrills and Agonies of Radiosport

By Scott Westerman – W9WSW How many of us remember Jim McKay’s introduction to ABC’s Wide World of Sports? “The thrill of victory… And the agony of defeat!” Such are the joys and frustrations for enthusiasts of Radiosport. Radiosport, the term coined for the dogged pursuit of the many certificates…

ARRL’s President Addresses Hamcon 2016

Seven years ago I first had the honor of meeting K5UR at the Rocky Mountain Division gathering in Taos. Rick Roderick was an ARRL vice president in those days and his message still resonates: Relevant, Resilient, Ready. He touched on those points and many more in an inspiring address at the…