I gave a talk on the slow death and exciting rebirth of modern amateur radio. I thought it might be enjoyable for some traditionalists to take a look as well - and while the 'old ways' are not completely dead, I cover some of the interesting complementary things we did to appeal to a modern young enthusiast. Video of the presentation at Electromagnetic Field conference: https://media.ccc.de/v/emf2016-83-r...dern-digital-comms-are-reviving-amateur-radio A few key things in addition: I forgot to point out the mass-licensing effort going on at the Las Vegas hacker conference DEFCON. This is a huge thing because the attendees are some of the brightest technologically curious people in the world. DEFCON is short is a yearly-held woodstock for Internet and computer security technologists. “Ham for Hackers” presentation (circa 2008) at Defcon 16: https://www.defcon.org/images/defcon-16/dc16-presentations/defcon-16-jonm.pdf I think there are a lot of exciting changes happening to the world of technology - lots of really cool stuff coming to fruition which will make the radio enthusiast world really fun and interesting.