August 11, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine


Ham radio is still connecting people around the world today (Arkansas)

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us had to get creative when it came to staying connecting to friends, family and work. 

From social distancing to zoom calls, we often ended up creating memories in ways we never expected. For some, the memories were created turning to a technology originally created in the 1800s, ham radio, and it’s still connecting people around the world today.

Some say the renaissance of ham radio can be attributed to the pandemic related lock downs and social distancing.

Tim Raup, Vice President of the Faulkner County Amateur Radio Club attributes an uptick in entry-level operators to the newfound free time many have enjoyed.  

But for others like Tim King, ham radio is an old hobby rediscovered. 

Originally licensed several years ago, the hustle and bustle of every day life resulted in ham radio taking a back seat. However, now with more free time and working from home, Tim, his wife, and son, all take to the airwaves in search of their next adventure. 

But at a time when our world is pivoting more and more tech-heavy, why something some nostalgic? For Tim King, it’s the thrill radio brings. 

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