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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. A 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'. You 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.
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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 lice…nse 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.
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 e…ach 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.
Ham Radio is different then regular common radio in many different aspects. First you need a license to operate on ham (amateur) radio. A license is very easy to obtain and re…quires you to take a multiple choice exam. There is a nominal fee and the exam is administered by a VEC (Volunteer Exam Commissioner). However, you are able to use many different types of radio communication modes. Hams enjoy satelite communications, TV and digital communication, handheld and mobile voice as well as the traditional big box on the table with tons of knobs and meters on it. Hams are also allowed to legally use significantly more transmit power than Common Radio and are given access to many more usable frequencies than Common Radio.
Using HF (high frequency 3-30mHz) to talk to area hams in a converstional format Using HF to communicate with hams in other parts of the US and around the world Contesting . .… . see how many other hams you can contact in the contest period. Message handling for military person . . . MARS (Military Affiliate Radio Service) Emergency message handling . . . ARES Providing backup battery-powered communications on the ground for police, fire, and other responders during emergencies that take down their regular radio service. Search and Rescue . . . providing communications in remote areas.
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 w…ith other radio amateurs for public service, recreation and self-training. But we still don't know the origin of the word HAM.
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. i…s 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)
CB radio uses a frequency of 27 MHz and 49 MHz band. A FCC permit is required but no Morse code or electronic knowledge is required. Ham radio is a FCC licensed area which req…uires various degrees of electronic knowledge and in some cases Morse code proficiency. CB radio (citizen band radio) is restricted to voice communication only using commercially built radios. Ham or amateur radio covers a broad range of types of communication which includes but not limited to voice, Morse code, TV, teletype etc. The equipment used can be commercially built or homemade (as long as it meets FCC approval). Unfortunately the CB radio bands have been over used and very abused by many of its users and has become a FCC nightmare. The amateur radio bands are self policed by the license holders and abusers are reported to the FCC or in many cases tracked down by the hams and shut down. Ham radio operators take their privileges very seriously and abhor those who abuse the privilege.
Ham radios are also called amateur radios. I am going to recommend you two ham radios and these are one of the best amateur radios in the market. SR-955 HPC and SR-655 H…PC are the best amateur radios. Below are some of the feature of SR-955 and SR-655. Have a high power radio, 7 color frequency display, dimmer control, its also clarifier and Pc programmable system. For Reference Google Strykerradios.
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 t…o 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.
same as a standard fm/am radio transmitter, the difference is that it uses a much shorter wavelength
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 aro…und 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.
Probably from 'Amateur', (Hamateur). In the same way that amateur actors are known as Ham or hammy.
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.
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 forma…t of the call sign, only that each amateur license granted for a station address in Oregon will have a numeral '7' in it.
Well, yes. They couldn't work if they didn't emit electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio waves.
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.
1. In amateur radio, you cannot broadcast except in a few specific instances. You can only transmit to another station or stations. 2. Amateur radio operators can operate on… a very wide spectrum of frequencies. Other services are limited to a narrow band of frequencies. 3. Amateur radio may never be used in selling anything. 4. In amateur radio, many modes can be used: phone (voice), code, teletype, digital packet, am, fm, sideband, television, and more.