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What is Amateur Radio?

What is amateur radio? Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty. As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number …

Getting Started

Getting Started in Amateur Radio What is amateur radio? Amateur radio is a hobby that enables participants to experiment with and learn about radio and to communicate with other radio amateurs around the world. By international agreement, amateur radio is exclusively non-commercial. This same agreement also says that each country must ensure that its radio …