From Ars Technica: When everything else fails, amateur radio will still be there—and thriving

NORTHPORT, AL - JUNE 6: Old and new ham radio equipment makes up David Drummond's working collection at his home on June 6, 2011 in Northport, Alabama. He often fixes old ham radio equipment to add to his station. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

NORTHPORT, AL – JUNE 6: Old and new ham radio equipment makes up David Drummond’s working collection at his home on June 6, 2011 in Northport, Alabama. He often fixes old ham radio equipment to add to his station. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)

A great article on the state of our “essential avocation”.