Mel Swanberg, WA6JBD, has a love of radio that goes back to his childhood. Growing up in Southern California, Mel found his Elmers and Mentors that led him into a career in the land mobile business and public safety radio. Mel is the former president of the Cactus Intertie, perhaps the largest point to point full duplex amateur radio network in the World. Other interests include microwave communications and he is a leader in the San Bernardino Microwave Society. WA6JBD is my QSO Today.
Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: spectrum defense, attracting and retaining younger hams.
Advice to new or returning hams: Don’t get stuck in the first rut you fall into. Try everything.
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