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With a standard Amateur license, you have no authorization to operate outside of
the amateur frequency bands, and if you're using commercial type-accepted ham
equipment, it won't operate outside of those bands anyway.

Public Safety radio services don't operate in the amateur frequency bands. You can
listen to them any time, with a 'scanner' that covers the police bands, but you can't
talk to them.

If you have a special license and different equipment, or if the local police want to
acquire ham equipment to use in emergencies, then that's a different story.
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How many watts of power does it take to talk to Japan from California on ham radio?

Depends on many factors. What frequency are you talking on, what are the atmospheric conditions like, how good is your antenna, are you sending code or trying to talk voice, how good is the other ham's receiver, etc. I can tell you that when I first received my license in the mail, my first contact on ham radio was with a ham in Arizona. I was in San Luis Obispo, CA. He was running 1/4 watt of power, using Morse Code (or, CW, as we call it, for Continuous Wave). There are hams that have talked with countries all over the world using less than 5000 watts of power. This question cannot be answered with a simple number - there are way too many variables involved. Here are some false ideas to take into consideration: The more sensitive the receiver is, the less sensitive the transmitter must be to transmit a signal. The opposite is also true. The lower the frequency, the farther the signal can travel due to the wavelength. Lower frequencies tend to be less stable than higher frequencies. Higher frequencies cannot transmit as far. Answer: Everything above is true but I would like to add that my stupid idea is that the antenna used for communication is the single most important part of a ham radio station. A poor antenna will waste power in itself instead of radiating it. (The polo something..... don't remember) is important. A gain antenna which is directional "like the ones you see on most ham radio towers" both transmits and receives "hears" in only the direction it is pointed greatly enhancing signal strength. If you have a thousand dollars to spend and you could buy a linear amplifier or a good antenna, buy a good antenna. You won't regret it. I have been non technical in my answer but there are tons of pages on antennas on the net as it is one of the most complicated subjects there is. Let me expand on the top answer. The QRP group would insist that you can communicate all around the world on miliwatts. This is true, but not practical unless QRP (low power) is what you wish to do. The most common max power on a new radio is 100 watts, although some of the more expensive radios could have more. With the stock 100 watt radio, depending on atmospheric conditions, your antenna type, and the height of your antenna, you could talk to most all countries, but not on demand. What I mean by demand is that you can't control when you will make each contact, but each day, or night, you may contact some part of the world. Learning is what Amateur radio is all about. I suggest that you find your local radio club and go to one of their meetings. Once you introduce yourself, and express a desire to learn more, most hams will want to help you get started. Let me add that Atmospheric conditions are always changing, and we have some very good years for propagation, and some are pretty bad. We are coming down from one of the best years for radio wave propagation, and it will continue until propagation gets poor. That will take a few years ,and will be a slow process. As already stated, the antenna is 75% of a great station, with the radio being the other 25% It is true that you can use a linear amplifier to put out maximum allowed power, but putting that power into a poor antenna will be a big waste of time and money. The poor antenna will yield very poor reception, and even though the linear amplifiers will amplify reception as well as transmission, it can only amplify what it can hear. Very poor antennas can hear very little compared to the ideal antenna. If this all sounds like Greek to you, it is more the reason to join your local Amateur radio club and become well educated in radio use, antenna design, radio operation rules, and meet a lot of great people with the same interest. If we ever have a world war and it renders our normal communication methods useless, it will be radio Amateurs who will save the day with ingenuity that is MacGyver-ish in nature. An opinion added by another contributor: I strongly second the motion and support the statement that the antenna is the most important part of the ham radio station, and if I could give it 18 more votes then I would do that too. The reason it may sound like a stupid idea is because it's such a simple statement of such profound wisdom. Are you trying to tell me that a bunch of wire or metal rods or pipes has more effect on successful communication than a big hot linear amp that goes for 5000 bucks has ? ! ? Absolutely. - - - - - Five thousand watts? Legal power on the amateur bands IF you have an Extra-class license is only 1500. If you're working Morse you can communicate with Japan on 5 watts or less if you have the right antenna and good atmospherics. It's been done with less than 1 watt and a good directional antenna with director and reflector elements. Voice you'll need more power, but 100 watts and a directional antenna will talk to anywhere in the world.

What is a ham radio?

Ham Radio also known as Amateur Radio, is a service and hobby enjoyed by radio enthusiasts around the world. Hams use radio equipment to communicate all over the world. A license is required to operate a ham radio. More information is available from the American Radio Relay League or you can search for a ham radio club in your area.

What is ham radio?

Ham radio operators use two-way radio stations from their homes, cars, boats and outdoors to make hundreds of friends around town and around the world. They communicate with each other using voice, computers, and Morse code. Some hams bounce their signals off the upper regions of the atmosphere, so they can talk with hams on the other side of the world. Other hams use satellites. Many use hand-held radios that fit in their pockets.

How much is a HAM radio worth?

Amateur Radio (ham) sets are of varying quality and design. Some are quite simple and others are very elaborate, each doing basically the same thing which is transmitting a radio signal over the airwaves for non-commercial use. Ham radio operators require licensing by the FCC in the United States.

What do you mean by ham 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 service , recreation and self-training. [1] . Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often worldwide) wireless communications with each other and are able to support their communities with emergency and disaster communications if necessary, while increasing their personal knowledge of electronics and radio theory. An estimated six million people throughout the world are regularly involved with amateur radio. [2] . The term " amateur " is not a reflection on the skills of the participants, which are often quite advanced; rather, "amateur" indicates that amateur communications are not allowed to be made for commercial or money-making purposes.

Who invented the ham radio?

Radios are radios . . . some are used by broadcasters, some are used by the military, some are used by ordinary people, and some are used by amateur radio operators (Hams). Guglielmo Marconi invented the radio. (Goo-LYEL-moe marr-CONE-ee)

Disadvantages of ham radio?

Ham radio presents disadvantages to no one else but the licensedAmateur operator himself. #1). As with any other hobby that monopolizes the attention andpresents steadily escalating challenges, a weak character can allow AmateurRadio to become an obsession, leading to all the obvious concommittantsocial consequences. #2). As with any other hobby that can involve expensive toys andappurtenances, a weak character can wallow in the fantasy that more and bigger arebetter, and can ultimately allow Amateur Radio to become a priority of suchunwarranted primacy that he bankrupts himself and his loved ones, all in thepursuit of, say, DXCC via QRP-EME-microwave, or some such idol.

What are the disadvantages of ham radio?

Ham radio can be an expensive hobby, but a far greater disadvantage is the fact that it can be addictive. The addicted ham operator can become less sociable, and can degrade his own health through the combined effects of excessive coffee, poor posture, insufficient sleep, and poor personal hygiene. In the defense of ham radio, however, note that the process of addiction requires a certain willingness on the part of the addictee. And a review of dire consequences listed above shows that there is nothing on the list that is unique to any particular single obsession. As a random example, the same consequences could result from an over-dedication to either ham radio or to WikiAnswers. Take it from one who has known both.

What is the full form of ham radio?

HAM stands for Help All Mankind . answer 2 Nice try, but no cigar! Ham is a derivative of amateur, in the same sense as on the stage. Amateur Radio.

How is HAM radio different from a common radio?

Ham radio is for amateur radio enthusiasts and operates in a different frequency spectrum that broadcast radio. Ham radio operators are allowed to transmit and communicate with other radio operators around the world, depending on atmospheric conditions, and their communications can be that of Morse code, voice and even slow scan television.\n. \nA license is generally required to operate a ham transmitter. receiver (commonly referred to as a `transceiver' and the transmitting power can vary. One of the favorite things ham operators will do, is try to operate on `flea-power', meaning that they try to make world wide communications links with another ham radio operator, based on as little as 100 milliwatts. That's 1/10th. of a watt of transmitting power. Then they will usually send a postcard from to each other, verifying the date, time and other conditions of their communications to each other. I believe this is commonly referred to as `DX-ing'.\n. \nYou can spend as little or as much as you wish on your communications equipment and many ham operators actually construct their equipment. Although I;'m not involved in ham radio, it can be an exciting and fun hobby for those involved.

How ham radio works?

A "ham" (amateur) radio station consists of two essential functional blocks in addition to the licensed human operator ... a radio transmitter and a radio receiver. The ultimate purpose of the package is 2-way communication with another amateur station that is similarly equipped. Except in certain few specially-authorized cases, one-way 'broadcast' transmission is not permitted, so a typical communication follows this format: -- By means of radio transmission, Operator 'A' announces his desire to establish communication with another licensed ham (amateur) radio station. Operator 'A' then silences his transmitter, and listens to his receiver. -- By means of his own radio transmitter, Operator 'B' responds to Operator 'A', then suspends his transmission and listens to his own receiver. -- Operator 'A' responds to Operator 'B'. He informs Operator 'B' of his name and location, possibly describes his radio equipment briefly, and tells Operator 'B' how well or poorly his signal is being received. -- Operator 'B' then delivers the same information to Operator 'A'. -- At the mutual option of both operators, they may end their communication at this point, or they may continue it for many hours, discussing their mutual interests in certain technical minutiae of radio communication, their other hobbies, their occupations, their station in life and career, their families, their vacations, their literary and musical interests, religion, political tendencies, tastes in food and fine wine, etc. Exactly like two individuals who meet in a bar or on a train, except that these two may be separated by half of a world, and have met on ham radio. And that's how ham radio works.

How does a ham radio work?

The process is very complicated, but I can simplify it here. A signal starts as a wave in the oscillator of the radio. You speak into the microphone, and this produces another wave at your voice frequency. These two signals go into the modulator, which uses the voice signal to encode the wave from the oscillator, or modulate it. This signal is sent out of the antenna. The receiver is like a transmitter in reverse (obviously), that decodes it, and sends the decoded signal into the speaker.

How do HAM radios work?

A "ham" (amateur) radio station consists of two essential functional blocks in addition to the licensed human operator ... a radio transmitter and a radio receiver. The ultimate purpose of the package is 2-way communication with another amateur station that is similarly equipped. Except in certain few specially-authorized cases, one-way 'broadcast' transmission is not permitted, so a typical communication follows this format: -- By means of radio transmission, Operator 'A' announces his desire to establish communication with another licensed ham (amateur) radio station. Operator 'A' then silences his transmitter, and listens to his receiver. -- By means of his own radio transmitter, Operator 'B' responds to Operator 'A', then suspends his transmission and listens to his own receiver. -- Operator 'A' responds to Operator 'B'. He informs Operator 'B' of his name and location, possibly describes his radio equipment briefly, and tells Operator 'B' how well or poorly his signal is being received. -- Operator 'B' then delivers the same information to Operator 'A'. -- At the mutual option of both operators, they may end their communication at this point, or they may continue it for many hours, discussing their mutual interests in certain technical minutiae of radio communication, their other hobbies, their occupations, their station in life and career, their families, their vacations, their literary and musical interests, religion, political tendencies, tastes in food and fine wine, etc. Exactly like two individuals who meet in a bar or on a train, except that these two may be separated by half of a world, and have met on ham radio. And that's how ham radio works.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of ham radio?

ADVANTAGES . Durring a hurricane, tornado, wildfire, ect when all other forms of communication are un-usable, you can still use ham radio to gain knowledge about where to find water, ice, gas, shelter, ect. or to ask for help. . If you want to talk to people you don't have to pay a minute-ly fee, all you have to do is buy a radio and talk all you like! . You can talk to all sorts of people, the possibilities are endless. You can make friends, learn about all sorts of things you would never have known about otherwise. . You can help your community recover from a disaster after you join an organization like ARES or RACES. . You can learn all about radio and radio theory and learn Morse Code and practice it with other hams. . You can participate in radio related contests like field day. . You can do fun things like talk to the International Space Station or bounce your radio signal off the moon, a comet or even a meteor! DISADVANTAGES . You wont be able to call a specific station unless you have already scheduled the meeting. . Your radio might not be able to reach all over the world without a better antenna

How many station of ham radio?

\n. \nA long time ago, I saw the figure of 460,000 licensed amateur operators worldwide. But trust me, that was really a long time ago. Check out the website of the American Radio Relay League for more up-to-date information.

How does ham radio works?

A "ham" (amateur) radio station consists of two essential functional blocks in addition to the licensed human operator ... a radio transmitter and a radio receiver. By virtue of the government-issued license granted to the operator, the operator himself may have designed, constructed, installed, modified, or restored the transmitter, the receiver, the antenna, or any other ancillary equipment that comprises his station. The ultimate purpose of the package is 2-way communication with another amateur station that is similarly equipped. Except in certain few specially-authorized cases, one-way 'broadcast' transmission is not permitted, so a typical communication follows this format: -- By means of radio transmission, Operator 'A' announces his desire to establish communication with another licensed ham (amateur) radio station. Operator 'A' then silences his transmitter, and listens to his receiver. -- By means of his own radio transmitter, Operator 'B' responds to Operator 'A', then suspends his transmission and listens to his own receiver. -- Operator 'A' responds to Operator 'B'. He informs Operator 'B' of his name and location, possibly describes his radio equipment briefly, and tells Operator 'B' how well or poorly his signal is being received. -- Operator 'B' then delivers the same information to Operator 'A'. -- At the mutual option of both operators, they may end their communication at this point, or they may continue it for many hours, discussing their mutual interests in certain technical minutiae of radio communication, their other hobbies, their occupations, their station in life and career, their families, their vacations, their literary and musical interests, religion, political tendencies, tastes in food and fine wine, etc. Exactly like two individuals who meet in a bar or on a train, except that these two may be separated by half of a world, and have met on ham radio. And that's how ham radio works.

How is ham radio useful in disasters?

During disasters regular mode of communications, land phones, mobiles, are disrupted as the local infrastructure are destroyed. Ham radio can work on batteries or portable generators. Contacting the world outside the disaster zone becomes easy as there is always some other ham radio operator on-line who can relay the message and create a communication channel between the disaster zone and rescue / support services.

How does ham radio functions?

A "ham" (amateur) radio station consists of two essential functional blocks in addition to the licensed human operator ... a radio transmitter and a radio receiver. The ultimate purpose of the package is 2-way communication with another amateur station that is similarly equipped. Except in certain few specially-authorized cases, one-way 'broadcast' transmission is not permitted, so a typical communication follows this format: -- By means of radio transmission, Operator 'A' announces his desire to establish communication with another licensed ham (amateur) radio station. Operator 'A' then silences his transmitter, and listens to his receiver. -- By means of his own radio transmitter, Operator 'B' responds to Operator 'A', then suspends his transmission and listens to his own receiver. -- Operator 'A' responds to Operator 'B'. He informs Operator 'B' of his name and location, possibly describes his radio equipment briefly, and tells Operator 'B' how well or poorly his signal is being received. -- Operator 'B' then delivers the same information to Operator 'A'. -- At the mutual option of both operators, they may end their communication at this point, or they may continue it for many hours, discussing their mutual interests in certain technical minutiae of radio communication, their other hobbies, their occupations, their station in life and career, their families, their vacations, their literary and musical interests, religion, political tendencies, tastes in food and fine wine, etc. Exactly like two individuals who meet in a bar or on a train, except that these two may be separated by half of a world, and have met on ham radio. And that's how ham radio works.

Origin of the word ham in ham 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 service, recreation and self-training. But we still don't know the origin of the word HAM.

What is the roles of hams radio in disaster?

When disaster strikes, terrestrial communications go down and cellular networks are immediately destroyed, there are a Corps, Ambulance, Red Cross, Hospitals of amateur radio operators around the world ready to help. Amateur Radio technologies are constantly evolving, and have in its history found a high degree of importance in emergency communications. The technologies and operations procedures are highly developed and many operators have trained and participated in handling emergency communication traffic acting as a liaison between the public and official sources. Amateurs as individuals and groups both locally, nationally and worldwide have always put emergency communications at the forefront of the technological hobby. When emergencies start or disasters occur, the rag chewing (normal conversation) stops. All amateurs both by habit and regulation respect the importance of emergency communications and focus on the situation at hand. There is a true camaraderie that overrides any differences of opinion. Perhaps it's because Amateur Radio privileges are hard-earned and thus not given freely. In the days of internet, family radio and citizens band operators, many regard hams as a cut above the rest as civilian communicators.

Who listens to radio?

Any one can, but you have to be smart enough to put your own pictures to the stories. otherwise, you mean nothings to the story

Looking for movie with ham radio with father on phone talking to son who tries to change the past?

The name of the movie staring Dennis Quaid is "Frequency" it was released in 2000.

What does the HAM stand for in HAM radio?

Nobody is really sure, not even the authorities and old-timers in the hobby itself. The formal designation for that service is "Amateur Radio". One theory is that H.A.M. is an acronym paying homage to three great radio pioneers: Heinrich Hertz (demonstrated existence of electromagnetic waves), Edwin Armstrong (invented modern FM radio), and Guglielmo Marconi (developed wireless telegraphy). Another theory is when the first amateur radio operators where using CW (Morse Code), that they tended to have a "heavy" (hard) hand, and was called being "ham fisted". This tends to be the most common theory, by the ARRL. (KC0KM)

What are facts about ham radio?

Ham radios are also called amateur radios. SR-955 HPC and SR-655 HPC are the best amateurradios. Below are some of the feature of SR-955 and SR-655. Have a high power radio, 7 color frequencydisplay, dimmer control, its also clarifier and Pc programmablesystem.

Is ham radio and shortwave the same?

Not necessarily. Normally, Ham Radio is used to describe amateur, 2 way radio where 2 individuals talk to each other back and forth; on the other hand, shortwave radio generally is used to describe commercial High Frequency radio broadcasting. This band is a commercial service that provides long range (worldwide) audiences for broadcasts but is a 1 way media. Think about a local FM radio show that you could listen to anywhere in the world but you can not talk back to them.

Where can you get a ham radio?

Once you have your Amateur License, you can buy a ham radio online, you can go to a local hamvention where vendors like icom and kenwood will be selling radios, you could go to a local radio club, I'm sure they'd be happy to sell you one of their old radios at a great price, or point you in the dirrection of a local ham shop.

What are the disadvantages of a ham radio?

The only disadvantage of ham radio is the one it shares with aviation, boating, philately, knitting, numismatics, WikiAnswers, bowling, billiards, and any other hobby or avocation with the capacity to become addictive ... the risk that the devotee will develop a pursuit, attachment, and habit so strong that it will make inordinate demands on his resources of time, attention, dedication, finances, and sociability.

Who was the first inventor of the Ham radio?

Ham radio , owing to its social context, evolved, and is not a consumer product as is, perhaps a Walkie-Talkie. the technical editor ( he edited a variety of radio and electronics magazines- also science fiction stuff) Hugo Gernsback played indeed a big Brother, or Father Figure type role to the whole idea of Amateur Radio back in the days of the Key-only transmissions. When the federal government got to regulating radio transmission licensing, Gernsback and his magazines- Modern Electrics ,. for one, made a big push for non-profit amateur operators, their various utility roles, etc. and this was instrumental in getting the Federal Roberts Bill enacted. This was in the very early teens.as it was, there was a separation of categories of licensed ops- commercial, marine ( ships, etc) and Amateur, all on different frequencies and wavelengths to minimize interference- often called Harmonics by Radio buffs. In a sense Mr. Gernsback was one of the Founding fathers of Ham Radio, in the organizational sense, so to speak.

Is Ham radio and amateur radio is same?

Yes Ham Radio and Amateur Radio are same. Amateur and Ham radio operators use two-way radio stations from their homes, cars, boats and outdoors to make hundreds of friends around town and around the world. They communicate with each other using voice, computers, and Morse code. Some hams bounce their signals off the upper regions of the atmosphere, so they can talk with hams on the other side of the world. Other hams use satellites. Many use hand-held radios that fit in their pockets.

Where did the term HAM radio come from?

Probably from 'Amateur', (Hamateur). In the same way that amateur actors are known as Ham or hammy.

What size are ham radios?

I am a ham radio operator. Radios can come in all different sizes. Some are as small or smaller then a deck of playing cards,(these are handheld radios), while others are the big boxes classically thought of as ham radios. ==== I am too. A ham radio can fill a "relay rack" ... 19-in wide by 7-ft tall ... and I have even seen a radio transmitter used for 'hamming' that was 6-ft wide, built into the wall between two rooms, and from the room behind it, you could walk inside it to change the final power- amplifier tubes. Some people are really serious about their hobbies! On the other end of the spectrum ... on my high-school budget ... I once built a 'transceiver' ... a combination transmitter/receiver ... into a school lunch box, and completed a two-way 'contact' with it from upstate New York to Puerto Rico. I was overcome with joy, but my sister did not share my enthusiasm, as it was her lunch box.

Where can you get a ham radio license?

In the United States, you need to get an amateur operator license grant through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). See Related Links for the process.

How old do you have to be to have a ham radio license?

Somewhat oddly, and this also applies to another federally-monitored (Hobby) prospecting, there are no statutory age requirements. there have been ( most exceptionally) some adult-coached Hams as young as 8 in the fifties. There are different categories of exams for different classes of operators ( within the Ham envelope- this does not include C.B. ) some require code proficiency, some do not.

What is Oregon's ham radio callsign?

Along with a number of other states in the northwest, Oregon is part of the amateur '7' call sign area. It doesn't define anything else about the content, length, or format of the call sign, only that each amateur license granted for a station address in Oregon will have a numeral '7' in it.

Does a ham radio run on batteries?

Yes and no. Some high power ham radios do not run on batteries, but use 12 volt power supplies. You can hook this up to a car battery and use that, but a higher power radio will exhaust its power quickly, so it is impractical. Smaller, handheld radios do run on batteries, and put out a lower power signal.

Is it legel for a non licensed person to listen to ham radio and not transmit?

Yes. Licensing is only required for transmitting. Listening to ham radio is how most licensed hams originally became interested in it, and decided to try for their own license and join in the conversation.

Do ham radios emit radiation?

Well, yes. They couldn't work if they didn't emit electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio waves.

How far does ham radio work?

Some amateur radio operators regularly communicate with each other by reflecting their signals off of the moon, so we know that amateur radio communication is possible over distances of at least a half-million miles ... something like 19 times the distance around the earth We don't know how much farther it might work, because there aren't any hams out there to talk to.

How do you purchase a ham radio?

There are amateur radio equipment stores or dealers in most major metropolitan areas in the USA, where you can walk in, see the item on the shelf, and chat with a knowledgable clerk or salesman about the product and its features. There's also tremendous on-line activity in amateur radio equipment, both new, from the manufacturers, and used, from owners who either want to move up or are leaving the hobby. But it's always more fun to build your own. Once you're licensed, you're allowed to transmit on the air with equipment that you've built with your own hands.

How do you jam or interfere with ham radio?

You don't, to do so you would have the FCC knocking on your door with in the week. Punishment is five years in jail and $15,000 fines.

How do you listen to radio?

u press turn on the radio wait nm i dont know which kind the kind in a car or...............

How can ham radio help people?

Answer #1: Ham radio can help us in many ways. Mostly police and securityorganizations use this equipment to communicate with each other. It is also used inmany buses, caps and trucks. They use it to communicate it with their mainoffices. Mostly constructors use ham radios with their co-workers to talk abouttheir work. When the network is down of mobile phone then mostly people use hamradios. It is also used in disasters because of networks are mostly down atthose areas. ===== Answer #2: -- Police and security organizations do not use ham radio equipment to communicate with each other. -- Ham radio may or may not be used byhams for recreation and personal hobby communications while they are passengers in buses, caps, andtrucks, but it is not used by the drivers of anyof them to communicate with their main offices. -- Ham radio is not used on constructionsites, industrial sites, chemical plants, steel plants, or oil refineries for communications amongco-workers. -- Ham radio is not used at all as abackup for the mobile phone network. -- Ham radio may or may not be active ina disaster area, when normal public communications with the outside are inadequate or have been cut.When it is, it's not used by any official law or rescue agency. It's alwaysprovided by private volunteers, most often using their own privately owned equipment. -- Ham radio is never used on a job or in a government operation.It's never used for pay, and is used only by people who have Amateur Radio ('ham')licenses..

What is club ham radio operator?

There are many ham radio clubs around the world. When you become a member of a local ham club, you would be considered a club ham radio operator. There are clubs that have a repeater that they own and/or maintain. The club would have it's own call sign with the repeater.

What is ham radio field day?

Field Day is a contest, an emergency preparedness exercise, a public relations demonstration, a great event for clubs and a fun way to get on the air. Hams set up away from commercial power and normal installations for 24 hours in June. It is always the fourth full weekend in June. The main objective is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2. DX stations residing in other regions may be contacted for credit, but are not eligible to submit entries.

What does QSL mean in ham radio?

There is a long list of "Q-signals", used in place of common statements or phrases, that originated during the period when most communication was in the form of Morse Code. 'QSL' means 'I confirm that I received your transmission'. Many ham operators worldwide often exchange post cards, as 'hard copy' proof of their meeting on the air. These cards are also referred to as 'QSL cards'.

Can you copyright a 1968 letter sent by a listener of your then radio talk show?

No; such a work would be in the public domain and cannot be retroactively registered.

What is the primary function of a ham radio?

The primary function of ham radio is to provide amateur radio personalities and opportunity to showcase their effervescent characteristics. Apparently, specific equipment is needed to produce quality sound and to prevent feedback.

Where can Yaesu ham radio be bought?

There are many places one might go to purchase a Yaesu brand ham radio. In addition to the official brand website, one might also try purchasing from eBay.

What does impedance in ham radio mean?

Impedance is not unique to ham radio and applies to allelectronics. Impedance is a property of electrical circuits thatcan impede the current from flowing.

Where should I buy ham radio?

Dear Friend I bought 10 meter Ham Radio from Strikers Radio. BuyHam Radio from Strikers Radio. Dear search this keyword in Google (Stryker Radios). You will finddetails of near stores