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Ham Radio 101 – Understanding Why

Ham Radio 101
Understanding The ‘Why’ of Ham Radio

 

Many don’t understand the many reasons Ham Radio exists.  Here is a great video that describes the many areas of Ham Radio and what can be done with the many disciplines across the entire radio spectrum.  You can always find something of interest in Ham Radio!  Once you get started you’ll learn the way and have a lifetime of fund and challenges to no end.

Watch this:

What Is Ham Radio?

For Nervous New Hams

Are you a new ham radio operator and feeling a bit nervous about making those first few contacts?  I can remember back in 1975 my first CW contacts as a Novice…it seemed overwhelming at first.  Read and watch this by Cliff – a great teacher:

It’s not uncommon for new hams to feel anxious about making their first amateur radio contacts. In fact, it’s perfectly normal.

This video is my attempt to help these hams realize that it’s okay to make mistakes… it’s part of the learning process and, no matter how competent you become, you will still make mistakes.

Just remember this key phrase, “So what?”

Amateur Radio A 21st Century Hobby

Whether you enjoy writing software, getting hands-on with practical equipment, developing new technology or simply want to use what’s already there to communicate with others across the world, you’ll find all of this – and more – within amateur radio. It is also great fun. Why don’t you try it? Watch this….

Ham Radio License

Ham Radio License
Amateur Radio License

Interested in how to get your Ham Radio License? How now person studied for her Technician Class License. There are many ways to study for your license – here are a few links to resources:

Books and manuals:

Ham Radio License

Inexpensive VHF/UHF Handheld Radio:

VHF/UHF Radio

Get started TODAY!  It’s not real difficult to get your Technician Class License and then work towards the General Class and Extra Class License later.

Ham Radio is such an awesome hobby and skill to have.  The opportunities are endless.

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