Calling "CQ" on amateur radio means you are trying to reach any ham radio operator who hears you. It is a way to connect, meet and share your love of amateur radio.
One hundred years ago, successful short wave transatlantic radio communications were made by "amateur" radio operators; proving the viability and usefulness of short wave radio as compared with the commercially useful long wave radio.
Today, with the rise of the internet, amateur radio operators are diminishing in numbers. With your help, we would love to identify current and past HAM (amateur) radio operators.
We would especially love to get the genealogies of those who have left us, whom we call "silent keys" in honor of our origins from the days of morse code keys that have now gone silent.
And, as 2021-2023 is the 100th anniversary of those successful transatlantic communications via short wave radio, I am calling CQ (seek you)! to all international radio operators.
Currently the Category: Ham Radio Operators has only 68 profiles. We are missing many historic profiles. Can we reach 100 international profiles for 100 years of transatlantic short wave communications?
"CQ" "CQ" Will you join us?