There are now more licensed hams than at any time in history.
And no wonder. You don’t need the Internet or Wifi or cell plans. Just a simple walkie talkie that now costs as low as $30 can connect you to repeater systems that will send your voice across the world.
So how are new people exposed to the hobby? Through a book called “Ham Radio for Dummies” by Ward Silver.
It is part of the “Dummies” series that explains topics and things in simple terms. And now that the ham license no longer requires a code test, anybody from age 5 to 95 can easily join in.