There are no secrets in ham radio, of course. However, there are aspects that are not well understood or even not known at all by many.
This amateur radio Web site will help you find the basic information you need to...
Amateur radio offers so many captivating sectors of activity that even the most seasoned ham (no pun intended here ;-) never gets to experience all the fascinating possibilities!
Equipment such as antennas, transceivers, receivers get a lot of attention, of course.
Even "old timers" will find something useful here!
The testimonials I receive confirm it!
But, in recent years, software has rapidly invaded the daily lives of the amateur radio hobbyist.
Software has been, and is continuously being developed, to help - among other things - with rig control, antenna design, logging and digital communications.
More recently, software defined radio (SDR) is slowly making the most sophisticated radio receivers and even portions of transceivers ... increasingly obsolete!
Most of us use ham radio software. Some of us like to modify software to suit our taste or even develop applications from scratch.
So, take the plunge! Learn to program your own amateur radio software utilities or even full fledged applications. In doing so you will increase your enjoyment of amateur radio operations considerably.
Some amateur radio operators volunteer their skills and equipment to help people in times of need.
These special ham radio operators are in small numbers scattered across your country. They devote a significant amount of their time to train for emergencies. You can rely on them to establish and maintain emergency communications when natural disasters occur, such as tornadoes, hurricanes and widespread floods.
What amateur radio operators contribute to the community and their country is why almost all countries grant a license to operate radio equipment to otherwise ordinary individuals like me. And you.
To help their fellow citizens and to help in the development of new technology ... while enjoying ourselves constructively!
Each amateur radio operator has preferences. Many concentrate their activities in one of the following categories.
Those that have the inclination and the available time ... end up doing a little bit of everything!
I've been a ham since 1974 with VE2DPE as call sign. I have seen many turning points in this great hobby.
The coming years are going to be significant for two main reasons.
More on these and other fascinating aspects of ham radio inside!
73 de VE2DPE
P.S. Have a question, a comment or request? Please do not hesitate to write here.
73 de VE2DPE
7, Rue de la Rive, Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Québec, Canada J6E 1M9
QTH Locator: FN36gb
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