Ham Radio since age 14.
This site is dedicated to Brooke's hobby of ham radio. To find out more about Brooke's family, please visit the family web site, at the link below: http://www.virtualtourist.com/NJFamily
I have been an amateur radio operator since the age of 14 and over the years I?ve gotten to speak with tens of thousands of similarly inclined ?hams? around the world. As an adult, not only have I been able to speak with these folks, I?ve visited some of them in person. To date I?ve been licensed in over 30 countries. But before telling you more about myself, let me describe this hobby to those who don?t know it.
Amateur radio is really about the technical art of communications purely for pleasure. Often people ask if the Internet has killed it. My response is to ask: Why do so many people run Marathons now that there are automobiles? Hams have operated from every country in the world, and even from space. There is a very well equipped amateur radio station on the Space Station, and almost all of the astronauts over the last few decades have been hams.
When hams talk to each other, they often confirm their contacts with what is called a QSL card. You can see my QSL card here.