It all started by the fact that we hams on Twitter are just a bunch of twits, plain and simple. I mean, by the very fact that we’re Hams, we’re already engaging in “Social Networking.” Ham radio is a much older form of social networking than “microblogging” like we do in Twitter, right? And yet, somehow, we’ve all found ourselves on the platform that forces us to limit our thoughts to 140 characters.
NM8W, W5RAW, and a few others thought it’d be fun to actually get back to our main passion, Amateur Radio, and have a net for those of us that interact on a regular basis on Twitter. Thus, the birth of the #HamTwitNet.
We’d like to give a public thanks to KF5BCM, David, for providing the server space for this website to happen! Also, thank you to KD5DYP who is currently working on getting a live stream of the #HamTwitNet to function on this site for those of you that can’t join us for whatever reason. And finally, thank you to 2E0SQL, Peter from the United Kingdom for allowing use of the “HamTwit” name. Be sure to check out the site that inspired the name for this net: http://hamtwits.com