Contact Sport should come with a warning. A casual observer of amateur radio could be inspired to become an active operator; and an active operator could easily be compelled to go all in to compete for a spot in the World Radiosport Team Championship. The characters, comradery, competition and thrill of contact come through loud and clear.


The technical detail is neither excruciating or superfluous - it is just right. It is sure to satisfy radio insiders and not overwhelm the uninitiated. From the origins of call signs to how signals travel through the atmosphere, Contact Sport captures the science and romance of making radio contact across cultures and continents.

Stewart Vanderwilt, Director & General Manager KUT and KUTX Public Radio, and Assistant Dean, Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas