As a homebrewer and a user of vintage gear, I still value analogue radio technology and here`s why...
Analogue Amateur Radio Benefits
- Low Cost of equipment (cheap radios are easy to find)
- Easy homebrew design and construction (compared to digital modes)
- Zero infrastructure requirement
- No code keys or complex configuration
- Easier on my ears (some digital modulations sound like robots)
- Low waste (keeps the old stuff going)
- Understandable design techniques aid learning
- Everyone has at least one Baofeng handy - am I right?
There`s probably more, but that`s what I just thought up this morning.
Comment by 'Mike G7FEK' on 17 Feb 2022
“Not an attack on digital modes, I just wanted to express why I value analogue modes. Maybe there are more benefits than those I have listed, please feel free to comment.”