I’ve found it to be a great adjunct to my ham radio operations. Whenever I turn on the rig, I also open a window on the computer and log into Twitter (via TweetDeck). Twitter brings me ham radio news, information about current band conditions, and links to items of interest to electronics experimenters. I “follow” nearly 900 other hams and electronics experimenters, and I now have a following of almost 2,000.
Just as important, it’s helped me make contact, both virtually and literally, with other, like-minded hams. For example, several times I’ve Tweeted that I’m calling CQ on such and such a band or frequency and have had guys see that Tweet and answer my CQ on the air. At other times, a small group of have formed a “team” for some major contest.
If you’re not yet a Twitter user, give it a try. You can start out by following me and searching for the hashtags #hamr and #hamradio. If you’re already a user, follow me, and I’ll follow you back.