What Is Ham Radio?

What is Ham Radio?

Tim Allen Ham Radio
Ham Radio, also known as Amateur Radio, is a fun hobby enjoyed around the world by people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.  Amateur Radio operators communicate freely using shortwave, local and internet-connected repeater systems, satellites, International Space Station and even moon bounce, using a variety of methods such as voice chat, modern high-speed digital data and even old-fashioned morse code. Some hams enjoy experimenting, building equipment and setting up their own stations, while others may simply pickup a handheld radio and start chatting with friends (and making new ones!). Read more here.

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How to Get Started in Amateur Radio

amateur radio examHere are some resources to help you get started:

Ready to take your test? Find a nearby Amateur Radio exam location by contacting your local Amateur Radio club or by searching for an exam location here.

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