Amateur Radio a hobby for the 21st century
Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings
people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to
talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the
Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a
lifeline during times of need.
Although Amateur Radio operators get
involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of
radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination for
the country license to operate on radio frequencies known as the "Amateur
Bands." These bands are radio frequencies allocated by the country for use by ham radio operators.