What can I do with amateur radio ?

Whilst the internet has brought us instant world-wide email, VOIP and video communication, it is tied to an infrastructure of enormous proportions.

With amateur radio, you are communicating directly, “point-to-point” with no intermediate infrastructure. You are also communicating with people in their cars, on ships, on remote islands, and in developing countries. But perhaps more importantly, amateur radio is not just about communicating — it’s about exploring the technology that makes radio communication work — the electronics, the antennas, the propagation characteristics of the ionosphere, and even computers that are linked to radio equipment for all sorts of purposes including specialised modes of communication, station logging, propagation prediction, etc.

What can amateur radio do for me ?