I resigned from the ARRL Public Relations Committee this week. I would have preferred to remain in that role for another year because I believe it’s important. But having missed the last few meetings due to my chaotic work schedule it became obvious that I don’t have enough spare time to devote to it.

It’s just another example why amateur radio is a great avocation for retired people, but less than perfect for those still in the workforce.

Since the earliest days there has always been considerable hand-wringing and perpetual worry about “getting younger people into the hobby” and that obsession continues to this very day.

It’s the perpetual problem that ham radio has never been able to resolve and it never will. When we will accept, and embrace, that ham radio is a hobby best suited for retired people?