(An elevator pitch is a brief, persuasive speech that you use to spark interest in what your organization does. You can also use them to create interest in a project, idea, or product – or in yourself. A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds, hence the name.)
The topic for the next ham chat I’m going to is, “Do you have an elevator pitch about amateur radio?” I do not have an elevator pitch about ham radio. But, since I rarely have an original thought, I went scouring the internet for one. And I found a really good one on QSO Today Amateur Podcast by Eric Guth, 4Z1UG / WA6IGR, (host of the QSO Today Podcast, and an amateur radio operator since 1972.), So Eric, I hope don’t mind if I steal this one:
Amateur radio provides hands-on learning experience that encompasses a vast amount of technical knowledge, practical mechanical and social skills. Its mentors and students often trade places as they research, experiment, construct, and test new circuits, equipment, antennas and other technical contraptions. Ham radio creates a passionate life trajectory into science and technology for its younger members. It’s the ultimate hands-on STEM classroom.