Still on the Radio
Michele Hilmes on ham radio culture
HAM RADIO’S TECHNICAL CULTURE.
By Kristen Haring. MIT Press. 220 pp. $27.95
Kristen Haring has written a valentine to the ham radio community. This largely invisible sphere of two-way radio communication among technical enthusiasts blossomed in the early 20th century, as amateurs built radio sets with tubes, wires, and switches, and launched Morse-coded messages on the newly discovered airwaves....