Was it the introduction of Volunteer Examiners? The introduction of forced incentive upgrades? The widespread use of single side band? The invention of the 10m amplifier? The elimination of new licenses in the Novice class? The elimination of new license in the the Advanced class? Was it PSK31? Was it JT65? Was it WSPR? DID Joe Taylor KILL HAM RADIO? DID Wayne Green kill Ham Radio? Did the FCC kill Ham Radio? OMG was it FT8??? Was it too many QSO Parties and not enough rag chewing? Did the SKCC kill it? Was it the elimination of proven CW ability using head and hand? Was it the cancellation of TWO Hamventions in Ohio? Was it all those QRPers?