I am often amused at how many hams have no PC or Tablet or even a Smart Phone device at their operating position. It is as if they are stuck on an island. Cut off from the world. And even worse, they display little curiosity! One of the great myth’s of Amateur radio is that it is a hobby full of technology enthusiasts. Nothing could be further from the “truth”. Tune across the Ham bands, (any band!) You will not hear literate, well-informed discussions. Current technology? Seldom heard. The “singularity” or the “internet of things”? Rare. Nor do you hear conversations about AI, machine learning or VR technologies. The Pareto principle. Or the 80/20 rule. It is applicable here. In my view: 80% of hams are anti-intellectual, indifferent to education and few are life-long learners. Empirical evidence abounds! All that said, I remain optimistic in finding the 20%.
Part II Communication Device Software Configurations figurations…..