I got a question, whether at the time of mobile phones and the Internet is not amateur radio relic. I, not. Knowledge of this hobby can be applied to the working sphere - the implementation of WIFI connections, protection and control technology, computing and many other technical fields.
It is also a backup communication method, that helps save lives. For example to summon assistance to the injured climbers from the Valley, which is not covered by GSM signal. TheBrovsky help gives amateur radio especially in larger disasters - the earthquake in China and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
For this purpose, there are regular exercises amateur radio emergency service. In Slovakia, coordinate its activities Amateur radio emergency service ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service). About a year ago one communication cell implemented team member OM0A - William OM0AAO.