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In the face of the internet, mobiles and instant messaging you might expect the hobby of amateur radio - or ham radio as it's also known - to be on the decline. But in the last three years, the number of amateur radio licences has risen by over 8, - with 80, currently issued in the UK. Using designated frequencies, amateur radio enthusiasts communicate with people over the world. Many prefer the relaxed approach of 'rag chewing' or chatting at length with people, who often become friends - while at the opposite end of the spectrum 'contesters' compete to make as many contacts as possible in a given period.
Men did the work of machines. Many men stayed at home, cleaning and cooking for their wives. If a woman came home and dinner was not ready or the house untidy, she spanked her husband. Marriage was seen as an atavistic practice.