I had the pleasure of meeting and greeting many of my radio friends this weekend at the large, regional Mic and Key hamfest. Having some face-to-face contact with other hams develops a covalent bond of our shared interest in amateur radio in general and sub-interests within the hobby. I think a unique relationship develops especially among those that participate in groups such as clubs, multi-op contest stations, and dxpeditions. Ham radio can be a solitary hobby but meeting friends in person provides a sublime experience that is refreshing.
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