Rebooting a Hobby: How Modern Digital Comms are Reviving Amateur Radio

Ryan Sayre

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Amateur radio had historically been a hobby of makers and experimenters but had fallen out as alternative hobbies suited the general enthusiasts' desires. We are surrounded by devices communicating wirelessly and we’re now wanting to take control and build upon that framework. This is a general presentation not requiring knowledge in amateur radio or electronics, covering things from hobbyist culture to influencing technologies leading to this ‘changing of the guard’ that is happening now. There will also be a nod to the first widespread digital communications protocol, Morse Code.