Welcome to Ham Community, an experiment by a small group of amateur radio operators who, like all amateur radio operators, love to experiment. That's what we do! We try new things, then we improve them, then we simply build another one, better still.
There are other amateur radio websites out there, we know this, And yet, none seemed to have the most important defining characteristic: a sense of community. Some are about reviews, others about propagation, still others about technology. All those are important, and we support them, we even have links to them in our Links Directory! Instead, Ham Community was born out of a need to create off-air bonds. Let's be clear, first and foremost, HAMs build bonds on air. But why not use the web to strengthen those bonds, to facilitate them, even to nurture them?
As I type this, the project is in its infancy; it's not even live yet. As you, however, read this first post, who knows how far we've gotten. One thing is certain, we will get nowhere if we do not make this space useful to you, and that's what we've spent the past six months doing. We've been talking, thinking, and planning. We've been building and rebuilding, all in the hope of giving you a worthy tool and space.
As for the future, we have dreams. We think we know where this online community could end up, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Before I close, a quick shout out to several HAMs, and non-HAMs, who have been instrumental in making this site a reality. Their encouragements and input have been invaluable. I count them as friends and accomplices in this mad venture.