Without technology, it does not work!
If you consider that amateurs and inventors invented telegraphy in the early
of the 19th century invented the telegraphy, it is nevertheless very amazing how the technology developed further. In about 120 years, from the first radio links to today, modern radio
modern radio networks and the end is not in sight for a long time yet.
And who developed all this? Radio amateurs! It is not for
nothing that many radio amateurs, like myself, are still
employed in research and development. So who ever hears
terms like digital, you can be sure that digital was already known at the end of the 18th century.
and was later used by Samuel Morse as Morse code.
So radio is something good, which brought us an enormous
progress in technology and it is "fascinating" how differently
radio amateurs are perceived by the public.
In many countries, people have a very positive attitude. Unfortunately, however, there are countries like Germany where amateur radio has no such high status, although actually everyone benefits from the inventions of radio amateurs worldwide. Computer, space travel, microwave, cell phone are there only the first technical catchwords that come to mind.
Of course I also use technology, and I still enjoy building
circuits and antennas myself.
or antennas by myself. So many small things, the output stage, the transceiver and the antenna are self-built.
By the way, under "VIP radio amateurs" is a list of VIP's among
the radio amateurs. There you can find aristocrats, Nobel
laureates, astronauts, inventors (e.g. Apple, HP, Duracell,
Sony) and some more!
Whether I make it perhaps also times into the Hall of Fame, who knows...