While waiting in the doctor’s office today, I got to thinking about some of the issues that amateur radio is facing today. Here’s the list I came up with:
- Lack of on-the-air activity
- Low ARRL membership
- Lack of technical expertise
- Aging of amateur radio operators
- Amateur radio technology lagging state of the art
- Amateur radio technology too advanced for most hams
- Not enough time for the hobby
- The high cost of amateur radio equipment
- Restrictive homeowner’s agreements
I’m not trying to be negative here, but rather positive. Instead of complaining about the problems, I’m thinking that if I could identify one or two things that we could really do something about we could improve our situation.
That being the case, what do you think of this list? Is there anything that you would add? Perhaps if I can refine this list, I’ll put up a survey here, and maybe even do a random mailing to hams in the FCC database.