Feature02/24/2009 | It Seems to Us: Keeping the "Amateur" in Amateur Radio
Being called an amateur can have a negative connotation, but the term’s origin is the Latin word for “lover” and it has to do with motivation, not skill level. As they say, professionals built the Titanic; the Ark was built by amateurs.
The fourth annual Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference is scheduled for June 26-27, 2008 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, held just prior to HamRadio 2008. That event, called "the Dayton of Europe," is scheduled for June