|Title||The Language of Amateur Radio (ePoster)|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Conference Name||HamSCI Workshop 2020|
|Conference Location||Scranton, PA|
The survival of Amateur Radio demands big changes in the Language of Amateur Radio. Radio Amateurs must think and speak in terms of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational concepts that appeal to school and college students. STEM educated young people are critically important in maintaining our country's global competitiveness. Another aspect of the Language of Amateur Radio is to reconsider use of the word "hobby" in favor of stronger concepts such as "Enterprise." Amateur Radio in total generates a small but substantial economic impact and provides public service too. No other endeavor touches upon all aspects of STEM subjects so use of the word "hobby" to describe Amateur Radio may be misleading to many people.