One of my hobbles is Amateur Radio, another is alternative Power, also my work. My house and shop are powered by a combination of Solar Power, Wind Power and a backup generator. I also run a 220 mhz Amateur Radio Repeater.
What Is Amateur radio
Amateur radio or "ham"radio, is a radio service licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC has in place rules and regulations that govern the Amateur Radio Service. Amateur Radio is made up of primarily hobbyists,Experimenters, enthusiasts, and many who volunteer their radio communications skills to benefit the community in times of emergency or disaster.