Radio is my favorite hobby (followed closely by Photography), so I
am going to attempt to convey my enthusiasm via these pages:
What is Amateur Radio (otherwise known as "Ham" radio)? It is the
ability to communicate with fellow Hams either across the street or
around the world using a radio. Hook a computer to it and have the
ability to communicate utilizing various digital modes.
Ham radio is a non-commercial radio communications service whose
primary aims are public service, technical training, experimenting
and communication between private persons. Hams provide
communications in time of emergencies when there are often no other
means of communication. In addition, Hams routinely provide
communications for public events, such as off road races, foot races
and any event requiring communications.
It isn't difficult to get into Amateur Radio; all you need to do is
study and take a test. More information on obtaining an Amateur
License can be found at the
. Study materials may be purchased at
a large Book Store in your area. When you are ready to take the
test, contact an Amateur Radio club in your area or contact the
to find out who is administering the exams.
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