This group will be used to announce and organize events for radio and other tech things in Central Texas. Feel free to add almost anything radio and maker related, like club meetings, brunch meetups, foxhunts, happy hours, swap sessions, school events, etc. If you need any help posting an event, please let me know.
Amateur radio was the original DIY tech hobby, and has been around almost as long at radio itself. It is also a service which has provided emergency communications in times of disaster.
For a period, "ham" radio was eclipsed by computing and the Internet. but now it is reborn with digital modes, internet services, and the Maker scene. It is once again thriving, and there are more licensed radio operators than ever.
When you communicate over the net, communications are provided by your net provider and global communications corporations. When you communicate over radio, it is your accomplishment.
If you love do-it-yourself things, and making things that actually work, give it a try!