The future of MacHamRadio.com
For many readers, MacHamRadio.com (MHR) has become a valuable and indespensable resource for news and information regarding Amateur Radio on OS X. This has been personally rewarding to me in that I’m able to give back to a hobby that I truly enjoy.
Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control, I am being forced to stop production on MHR. While I am looking at a couple of different fallback plans, barring any changes I will be forced to shutdown MHR no later than 30 June of this year. However, if the fallback plans do not come to fruition and a shutdown is unavoidable, I will likely shutdown earlier than that date. This shutdown will include the MHR website, the forums, any MacHamRadio.com email, the Twitter feed and the Facebook page; in otherwords, MHR will cease to exist no later than 30 June unless other steps are taken.
OS X celebrated its 15th anniversary just last week. MacHamRadio.com has been in existence for 13 of those years. As OS X has grown and improved, so has MacHamRadio. While it would be a shame to have to close down MHR, the fact that both OS X and the Amateur Radio software for this wonderful OS have grown dramatically in quality and market percentage shows that both have a staying power well beyond any one web site. Without MacHamRadio.com, OS X will continue to be a superior OS for Amateur Radio and the developers will continue to deliver superb software. Although MacHamRadio.com may soon be gone, Amateur Radio on the Mac will continue to grow and thrive.
I will provide further updates as they become available.