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posted Aug 28, 2012, 5:38 PM by Tommy Williams
Why Amateur Radio?

People are drawn to the hobby for many reasons. Some enjoy communicating with others across the country, or around the globe, or even talk to astronauts on space missions. Those who are competitive enjoy contesting, where they contact and exchange vital information with as many other Radio Amateur stations as possible set period of time. Still others become Amateur Radio Operators so they can communicate at extremely long distances, with friends and family that they would otherwise not regularly talk to.  Some are drawn to the hobby to build and experiment with electronics and may never talk to another Amateur on the radio.  Those who are truly ambitious develop Amateur Radio Satellite Repeater systems that are put into orbit high above the earth. Amateur Radio offers something for everyone.