I’ve always had an interest in it but now I have time to do something about it. signed up with a local club going to do my fundamental exam with them. hoping to get my full licenses in a few years. when I tell this to people, they always ask the same question why now we have internet why do we need this etc.
We now use the internet for everything even all the phones I think the even mobile phone will be soon moving to data only and we use voice over data option on that some already use. which makes cost-effective for everyone. but we need an alternative way of communicating that doesn’t use internet. more people who have this is better. it’s just figuring things out how all works will be interesting.
I’m thinking to get Kenwood TH-D74E Digital after I pass my exam. I know I can get cheap Chinese ones but this looks nice. and have a digital mode call D-Start which lets you access the internet through the reader. I have a D-start reaper very close as well. If I’m bord on analog I can spend time on digital doing different things. It has so many fectures and yes also plays FM radio 🙂
I will update my call sign etc ones I have them