Friday, September 10, 2010

Amateur Radio



Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service in which participants, called "hams", use various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public services, recreation and self-training. Amateur radio operation is licensed by an appropriate government entity (for example, by the Federal Communications Commission in the United States) as coordinated through the International Telecommunication Union.

An estimated two million people throughout the world are regularly involved with amateur radio.

The term "amateur" does not imply a lack of skill or quality, but rather that amateur radio and its operators work outside of an official, governmental or commercial capacity.

Read more about amateur radio by clicking here.


Also check out the ARRL's (American Radio Relay League) website by clicking here.
Amateur radio is a great hobby to have for all of us in the electronics world and I urge you to get involved today. Maybe we can chat on the radio someday, my call sign is KF7LTV. Talk to all of you soon.

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