VHF Radio Hams missing

The South African Relay League (SARL) reports that amateur radio VHF operation is on the decline.

There was a time when there were many reports about VHF activities on the SARL VHF Forum and more than a hundred amateurs would read a new post, or interesting news could appear on the VHF Mailman list.

Ever since the heavy rains last year there was a noticeable drop in VHF activity. Is this another "Mayan" prediction of the end of the radio amateur world and it disappearing like the dodo? Hopefully not!

There are many dedicated and highly experienced VHF old-timers out there and we need your input to encourage the younger generation to carry on where you left off, and advance amateur radio into the future world of SDR type equipment, digital data/voice modes and space communications.

There is an exciting new world of amateur radio waiting out there for the computer literate young radio amateurs, and many new discoveries to be made in the VHF, UHF and Microwave spectrum.

SARL - http://www.sarl.org.za/