There are plenty of other groups and organizations that accept volunteers for other duties that ARE good for the nation. You would have grown significantly more manly fiber than the grape-like shell that you currently occupy. I even made BPL a few times. I know several ranchers that for years asked the feds for help keeping their cattle from Homeland security positions amateur radio stolen by the people across the border ARES can help during a crisis by doing what the city or agency they're serving asks of them. The details show where the car was when the call was made, and where it traveled while the call was in progress. Homeland security positions amateur radio is a place for every ham.