An interest in Radio was a nasty disease I caught whilst living in Nigeria many years ago. My social life as a "bature" was two evenings a week down at the club to see a film at the open air cinema, and there was not a lot a youngster like me could do except listen to the radio, and read books - there was no Television.
Most of the books in the local library had been kindly supplied by that magnificent organisation - the British Council (that's British Taxpayer to you and me !). The American Electronics Manuals had the best cartoons, and so I used to read them the most. Hence at the age of 13, I knew all about transistors, but had never seen one in the naked flesh.
If you ever asked me what was the best thing I ever got out of Amateur Radio, I'd have to answer "A job in Television". C'est la vie
Radio's part in my life suffered a nasty knock when I discovered Girls, some other pleasures, and a very free and easy lifestyle in the college drama department.
I still manage to keep my hand in, and the interest "ticks over" ready for the twilight years of retirement.
Some documents for Radio Amateurs suffering from TCP/IP over Packet Radio. These are somewhat technical and are aimed at the avoidance of hair loss. Don't go into this lot unless you know what you're letting yourself in for !
The Ariel Radio Group's Pages may be worth a visit for radio amateurs working in the broadcast industry (that's the club I belong to), together with the lowdown on the GB7BBC BBS
There is also the LONNY, New York - London packet radio wormhole home page. LONNY was operated by Radio Amateurs in NBC, and is sadly now defunct. This 'last page' is preserved as a little reminder of past glory.