Ham radio can be heard all over the world, for better or worse. Sometimes it is the only way information can get out to the rest of the world about a totalitarian regime. More often it is used to build relationships in far off places. It can be the only form of communication in natural or man-made disasters. The late King Hussein of Jordan, an avid HAM radio operator (call sign JY1), valued the importance of communication and diverse opinions. The Late King knew information rulers receive is filter. Whether it's for political gain or simply nobody wants to upset the King. Hussein would seek candid conversation with normal people, HAM radio allowed him to do this.