RSGB general manager on the future of amateur radio

RSGB General Manager, Graham Coomber G0NBI, recently expounded on his vision for the future of Amateur Radio at the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium on Sunday, July 21, 2013. The video is now available in the Film Archive section of the BATC site.

You can watch the video at http://www.batc.tv/ by doing the following:

  • Click on the `Film Archive’ icon
  • Select `AMSAT-UK 2013? from the Category drop down menu
  • Click `Select Category’
  • Select the video ‘AMSAT2013 09 RSGB’
  • Click on `Select Stream’
  • Click the play icon `>’ on the player
  • Clicking on the icon to the left of the player volume control will give you full screen display.

You can also download the video file to your PC by clicking on the `Click Here’ link under the player.

G0NBI has some interesting observations on the rising median age of amateur radio operators, how people get into amateur radio, and the role of experimentation in amateur radio. The statistics he quotes are all for the UK. It would be interesting to compare those to statistics for the US (if there are any such statistics).