Amateur Radio is Dead!
The Amateur Radio hobby is not dying, it’s already dead. There is hardly any activity on the lower bands, and the VHF/UHF bands have been a wasteland for years. The old-timers have mostly died off and the young people use mobile phones and the internet. The Amateur Radio hobby has faded away into history as more people fall in love with the Internet. Yep, when the Internet came along, we got rid of our antenna's, which were an eye-sore and sold out. It's time to stop promoting obsolete technology and upgrade to Skype, Zello, Zoom, Social Media, Gaming, reading eBooks, Online Shopping, etc. Today, we focus on enjoying our retirement by reading eBooks on our Fire Tablet; it is where we got our nickname. We love hunting for deals on Amazon, eBay, etc. I play multi-player games as World of Tanks, World of Warships, World of Warplanes, Grand Theft Auto Online, Avakin Life, Chess.com, Lichess.org, Lidraughts.org, etc. The only sports I enjoy is Esports, and we love viewing our favorite Esports game players/teams on Dlive.tv, Twitch.tv or Storyfire. I listen to fire and police call on our smartphone with an app, Scanner Radio Pro. We ONLY enjoy classic TV shows or movies from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, the good stuff. To learn more, please visit our other sites at BookwormCowboy.info, BookwormCowboy.Rocks, BookwormCowboy.cyou or look at our list of Florida Attractions, Photo Gallery, and Multiplayer Gaming.
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CB Radio - The Original Social Media Network
Before Friendster, Myspace, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. CB Radio was the original social media network people used in the United States and other parts of the world. People would give smoky reports, traffic and weather advisories, give directions, cut up and men love to report about all the fine-looking beavers; especially if the ladies were driving convertibles and the men jokingly claim to be driving by checking out the ladies' seat-covers; LoL! I and Tutti Cowgirl were both hard-core CB Radio enthusiasts for years. Yep, back in the day, you rarely sew a car, truck or home without a CB Radio. We started when we were young and received our first CB Radio for our birthday. When we came home from school or work, we fired up the TV and our CB Radio; to chat the day and night away with our CB Radio friends from around the world! When we started into CB Radio, there were only 23 channels, and you needed an FCC license. The FCC allowed us to use our father's call-sign of KAVJ-1318, until we moved out on our 18th birthday, and then we got our own call-sign of KBMV-3443. Our CB handle was the Bookworm. People jokingly gave us our CB handle because we spent lots of time reading books and loved to talk about what we were reading. In the 70s, they went from 23 to 40 channels. The need for an FCC license ended on April 28, 1983. However, the CB Radio lost much of its appeal because of the development of mobile phones and the internet. Yep, when the Internet came along, we got rid of our antenna's, which were an eye-sore and sold out. You still have a small number who use the CB Radio today, and some tried Amateur Radio. However, Amateur Radio is suffering the same fate because of the development of mobile phones and the internet. In time, both hobbies will fade away into history as more people fall in love with the Internet.
Zello is the #1 push-to-talk and walkie talkie app, used by over 150 million people around the world. It turns any smartphone or connected device into a walkie-talkie — anywhere with Wi-Fi or cellular data service. We connect friends, family, and communities — to socialize as well as to organize in times of urgency.
Signal is a cross-platform encrypted messaging service developed by the Signal Foundation and Signal Messenger. It uses the Internet to send one-to-one and group messages, which can include files, voice notes, images and videos.
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