About Ham Radio

For those of you that have not much of an idea what Ham Radio is, here is a small definition. Amateur Radio operators are licenced by their respective countries to use allocated radio frequencies using their own ‘homebrew’ equipment, or commercial equipment (rigs). Most often Amateur Radio operators (Hams) talk to other hams across the world over these allocated frequencies which extend from Very Low Frequencies (VLF) through the High Frequencies (HF), VHF, UHF and SHF Bands.

Some Hams also use various modes such as CW, SSB, FM and digital modes to communicate with each other. The hobby is quite challenging at times depending on the time of day, the season, and the output power of the transmitter, not to mention the changing tropospheric conditions.


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