Yes I have held a strong faith in the excellent position of low power radio as the world's most sophisticated hobby from its discovery early in the last century.
As a hobby, and for some an outright business, low power radio exceeds model railroading as a technically engaging pastime.
My vision is a world turned entirely around in which every household maintains a low power transmitter with programming selected by family committee and neighborhood interconnectedness achieved by kitchen commentary sent around the block.
Large powerful stations would consist of a single Traffic Information station that would provide vital public information, one per city.
National program networks would negotiate with neighborhood brokers who arrange airtime on personal low power stations.
As ideal as it would be, the corporate-military-combine has already crushed any hope by shifting mass attention to incomprehensible Wi-Fi virtual-reality direct-brain inter-faces that pull individual attention away from social success and more toward shopping opportunities.
Our low power radio forum sites are the last vistage of a once promising opportunity for individual people to succeed through kit building but participation has been on the decline because more people are being lost to the flicker of pixels in place of flesh.
We are the last of a kind. Prepare to sign off.