I’ve been a licensed Amateur Radio Service operator since 1991. In that time I’ve been on FM voice in the VHF and UHF bands, on computer-to-computer links via radio (called packet radio), on live television (yes, we can do TV!), GPS map tracking over radio (APRS), and Internet linking that allows me to use a walkie-talkie to communicate almost anywhere in the world! Even McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
All this and shortwave communications around the world are possible to licensed Amateur Radio Operators! Check out the hobby/service. We’d be glad to have you join us.