Seeing the World Through Hams’ Eyes
Since retiring from teaching, we have worked on cruise ships as professional destination lecturers. We have taken over 40 different cruises so far. Prior to departure on a cruise, we spend months in preparation researching the local areas and history of the ports-of-call and developing PowerPoint presentations for the ships’ guests. I also try to contact ham radio operators, to gain first-hand information about their countries. We have discovered that hams are extremely knowledgeable and are eager to send us local information. We have contacted some via ham radio and the more recent contacts have been by e-mail.