Right, but my point is that it's not necessarily a good thing when the media makes us look antiquated. It's hard enough to fight the stereotype that says ham radio is nothing but a bunch of crusty old men in dark corners of basements talking about their health problems on the radio.But HF SSB IS low tech, and that's the very thing that helps make it so survivable. Low tech isn't a bad thing, when it's exactly what's needed.
I wouldn't pin any hopes on a single article giving a complete and proper impression. The fact is, 90% of the readers aren't going to care one way or the other. Ham radio is MOSTLY low tech, with a few pockets here and there that are on the bleeding edge. But all in all, it was a positive and realistic spin on the way things are.Don't get me wrong, it is a nice article, and it does indeed show that HF gets the job done, but I hope the public doesn't get the impression that we're ONLY "low-tech."