...well, it was enough to get Jim to comment. @N2EY knows I'm kidding but some may not. I teach, mentor, elmer, loan equipment, VE and speak well of amateur radio at every opportunity. Identifying the opportunity is however a bit of a trick. Most audiences could give a rat's ass about amateur radio. Those that will listen can not be bludgeoned with the details. I try to give enough information so that questions will be asked. I used to carry a Dj-C5T around just so I could say "mine is smaller and doesn't depend on a cellular carrier" . Then came the "glass phones" . Now I can call the home computer , CAT control (bluetooth), and talk to the world. As a trick it's okay but there are operational issues. Let's just say that the gadgets are still a bit smarter than me. A demonstration is worth a thousand words (unless it's a late night rag chew) As a better late than never amateur I can easily identify with little no casual interest. When it comes to youngsters I regularly run out of Hi-Z headphones and Galena. I always keep an eye out for part 15 devices specializing in 49.860/27.125 . I still haven't found, devised, come up with a economical J-38 type to make the deal complete. I tried micro switches with a spring assist . I feel that amateur radio could easily fade into (more) complete obscurity if not for the efforts of current licensees.