Isn’t it an old hobby that’s dying?Definitely not. In fact, over the past decade Amateur radio has increased substantially in participants. The internet is a great tool that can allow you to communicate too – but they are two very different beasts, that can even in some instances be used together.
For the younger generation that has interests in any kind of a technical or science career, there is no better personal activity than amateur radio to give them the hands-on experience and stimulate their minds. It has led many to technical careers, including leaders in their fields who have obtained the Nobel Prize, and credited their early interest in amateur radio as a contributing factor to their success.