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In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  Radio Amateur Ring
Radio Amateur Ring is not just another Ham Web Ring its different because.
Radio Amateur Ring does NOT have pop up advert pages.
Radio Amateur Ring is hosted on its own web site using Ringlink software.
www.radio-amateur-ring.com   (93 words)

Amateur radio, commonly referred to as "Ham" radio, is popular among the yachting and small boat community as a means of providing communications and receiving weather information.
Amateur radio can be operated nearly worldwide, however, certain restrictions may exist and advanced permits may be required when operating within the territorial limits of another country.
Information on amateur radio maritime nets may be found by contacting the ARRL or using an Internet search engine to search on such topics as "ham radio nets", or "maritime amateur radio".
www.nws.noaa.gov /om/marine/ham.htm   (638 words)

  Amateur radio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
At the conference, the familiar amateur radio bands of 80, 40, 20 and 10 meters were established by treaty and international radio callsign prefixes were devised.
Amateur radio operators who are involved in emergency communications often belong to a national or local emergency club, such as ARES and RACES in the United States, AREC in New Zealand, RAYNET in the United Kingdom, WICEN in Australia and Hamnet in South Africa.
Amateur radio licensing in the United States serves as an example of the way some countries award different levels of amateur radio licenses based on knowledge and telegraphy skill.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amateur_radio   (4543 words)

 Amateur Radio Emergency Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States and Canada, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a corps of trained amateur radio operator volunteers organized to assist in public service and emergency communications.
It is organized and sponsored by the American Radio Relay League and the Radio Amateurs of Canada.
Amateur radio provides a means of communication when all others fail; Hancock County, Mississippi was entirely out of contact with the outside world after Katrina, except for ARES operators who served as 911 dispatchers and message relayers
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amateur_Radio_Emergency_Service   (663 words)

 What is Amateur Radio?
Amateur Radio may involve voice, Morse code, computer data, or television modes on any of a number of bands, either direct or via repeater stations or earth-orbiting satellites, and may use considerable power and directional antenna systems.
Amateur Radio operators are most likely to be active after disasters that damage regular lines of communication due to power outages and destruction of telephone lines.
At that time, local Amateurs may begin handling what is known as "welfare traffic." If you know a nearby Amateur in your community, he or she may be able to send a message into a traffic net that can then relay it to the affected site.
www.rac.ca /regulatory/faqham.htm   (1458 words)

 Amateur Radio,A brief introduction into Amateur Radio
To qualify for an Amateur Radio Licence you need to study and pass a test, at the moment in the UK there are three levels, Foundation, Intermediate and Full licence, each one allowing different levels of privileges.
There are so many avenues to explore in Amateur Radio the list is endless, every individual has his or her particular interest, all are very friendly and are always ready to pass on a wealth of information to anyone who asks or shows an interest.
Amateurs also use Repeaters, these are towers that retransmit your signal so they are a combined receiver and transmitter usually mounted on high ground to give them wide coverage so that a radio with very low power can greatly increase its range, they are organised and maintained by Radio Amateurs.
www.cameradio.tk /ulthmamateurradio.htm   (934 words)

 Amateur Radio Station KG0ZZ
Amateur radio, also known as "ham radio", is a hobby relating to two-way radio communications.
Amateur radio is a wide and diverse hobby and amateur radio enthusiasts, affectionately called "hams", can enjoy a variety of activities.
Amateur radio is for non-profit use only and amateur radio operators may not be paid for sending messages by way of ham radio.
pages.prodigy.net /kg0zz   (531 words)

 Amateur radio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amateur Radio has been used for decades as a means of communication, whether truly by Telegraphy (i.e.
Amateur Radio is the only 'hobby' which has international representation in the shape of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).
Amateur Radio in the UK is controlled by the Radiocommunications Agency (RA), where you can find frequency allocations for the UK; the national society is the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).
www.rod.beavon.clara.net /radio.htm   (321 words)

 Amateur Radio World-Wide - NW7US
Amateur radio is a technical as well as social and public service hobby that spans the entire world.
Amateur radio (also known as HAM Radio) attracts people from all walks of life (from Kings, famous musicians, to the family next door) who are interested in all facets of radio communications.
Involvement in amateur radio allows people to practice their public speaking skills as well as the advancement of one's knowledge of radio theory, electronics, and emergency management.
hfradio.org /nw7us.html   (1828 words)

 Amateur Radio | Ofcom
If you wish to apply for an amateur radio licence but do not have such an RCF RAE certificate, it will be necessary for you to use a paper application form.
Existing amateur radio licensees who allow their licence to expire before 1 October 2006, but who subsequently wish to reapply for a lifetime radio licence, will have to apply using a paper application form.
Radio amateurs who allow their licence to expire before 1 October 2006 will not be able to reapply online for their existing call-sign because of the need for Ofcom to check that the applicant holds the appropriate level of qualification before issuing the licence.
www.ofcom.org.uk /radiocomms/ifi/licensing/classes/amateur   (1345 words)

 Listen to AMATEUR RADIO Signals
Radio amateurs are keen to help newcomers and to answer your questions.
On the 80m band, it is customary for amateur stations to use the lower sideband for a SSB transmission.
Bandplans for all amateur radio bands and the operating privileges for each licence grade are given in the NZART Callbook.
www.amateur.radio.org.nz /nzart/ar_info/alivo/alivo-a.html   (5573 words)

 Palm Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio is part of many federal, state and local government disaster plans, including those prepared and operated by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services), a division of the non-profit American Radio Relay League, and RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service), a similar service regulated directly by civil defense and emergency management organizations, are two of those VOADs.
I'm a federal telecommunications manager, and returned to radio in August of 2001 when the SANS Institute warned telecom admins they likely would need to have amateur radio capabilities to reassemble the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) after a major outage.
www.palmsource.com /interests/radio   (1405 words)

 A Brief Introduction to Amateur Radio
Radio Amateurs organized their efforts into "nets," where they would meet at specified times on well-known frequencies to exchange "traffic" or radio messages intended for delivery in distant locations.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is a nationwide organization dedicated to providing communications in the event of natural disaster or in civil emergency situations where existing data and voice networks are either inoperative or insufficient.
Amateur Radio operators have studied the relationship between the sun and shortwave propagation for decades.
n5xu.ece.utexas.edu /hamradio   (2038 words)

 Amateur Radio - An introduction :: HamRadioIndia
Amateur radio is a community of people that use radio transmitters and receivers to communicate with other Amateur radio operators.
Amateur radio operators are often called ham radio operators or simply "hams" and frequently the public is more familiar with this term than with the legal term Radio Amateur.
Amateurs talk to local friends over the radio waves using a hand-held transceiver, communicating digitally with packet radio to exchange personal messages or vital information in an emergency, talking to other hams anywhere in the world, or engaging in contests with other Radio Amateurs over the airwaves there is something for everyone.
www.hamradioindia.org /amateur_radio/index.php   (3064 words)

 Ham Radio Online - Welcome to Amateur Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Unlike most hobbies, however, Amateur Radio operators are licensed by their national government (in the U.S., by the Federal Communications Commission) and provide a number of services to their nation.
Amateur radio is also a great activity for persons who suffer disabilities such as loss of sight or who may be confined to a wheelchair.
Radio is an exciting technology and we would like to see more people throughout the world appreciate and experience the uniqueness of radio telecommunications.
www.hamradio-online.com /welcome.html   (1553 words)

 WD6BWH ~ Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio aka "Ham Radio" is a non-commercial, non-profit radio service, friendly, high-tech hobby enjoyed by many people all over the world.
There are many ways of using Amateur Radio - you can use voice transmission, International Morse Code, difference types of radio teletype, television, packet radio (using radio linked computers, similar to how we do it on the Internet).
In the United States there are several levels (classes) of Amateur Radio license, starting with a "novice" class that requires only a basic knowledge of radio theory, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations and 5 words-per-minute of Morse Code.
www.geocities.com /SouthBeach/6431/hamradio.html   (807 words)

 What Is Ham Radio?
Frustrated commercial operators would refer to the ham radio interference by calling them "hams." Amateurs, possibly unfamiliar with the real meaning of the term, picked it up and applied it to themselves in true "Yankee Doodle" fashion and wore it with pride.
This is one radio "band." There are other bands of radio spectrum for amateur, government, military and commercial radio uses.
Founded in 1914, the 150,000-member ARRL - The National Association for Amateur Radio is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA.
www.hello-radio.org /whatis.html   (1162 words)

 Gearlog : Amateur Radio
The radio has only six knobs, which improves usability, although there are still a number of buttons and a numeric keypad.
Most modern amateur radios can be computer-controlled, but require a box full of radio parts to do the transmitting and receiving.
The Hurricane Watch Net is a group of amateur ("ham") radio operators that works with the National Weather Service to coordinate collection of hurricane data before, during, and after the storm.
gearlog.com /blogs/gearlog/archive/category/1090.aspx   (2713 words)

 Ham Radio Online - Promoting Amateur Radio
Where once upon a time, ham radio operators were the only people to routinely engage in international communication, today anyone with a home PC can easily communicate internationally.
More amateur radio operators means more experimenting, more inventions, more self-training in the radio art, and more amateur radio operators assisting their communities in providing public service.
Amateur radio has always been promoted through word of mouth, and gained members from former military staff, and those working in engineering.
www.hamradio-online.com /1999/aug/growth.html   (2564 words)

 FCC: Wireless Services: Amateur Radio Service: Amateur Home
The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.
Amateur licensees can submit applications using the Universal Licensing System (ULS) or paper applications using Form 605 and Form 159.
The Amateur Radio Service is a voluntary noncommercial communication service, used by qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest..
wireless.fcc.gov /services/index.htm?job=service_home&id=amateur   (352 words)

 KB0H's Amateur Radio Page
The American Radio Relay League is the primary amateur radio organization in the United States.
W5YI is another large amateur radio organization providing services to hams.
The Dayton Hamvention is the largest amateur radio convention in the United States.
www.cvil.wustl.edu /~gary/Ham/ham_main.html   (337 words)

 W5YI : About Amateur Radio
  Amateur Radio is governed by the Federal Communications Commission and by Part 97 of the Title 47 Telecommunications regulations.
By international treaty, the amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.
In areas where the services are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, an amateur operator must hold an FCC or Canadian license or be a foreign-licensed amateur whose country has entered into a reciprocal licensing/operating arrangement with the United States or who holds a CEPT or IARP license.
www.w5yi.org /page.php?id=3   (367 words)

 Amateur Radio
Amateur radio as a hobby has many different aspects.
Check out your local amateur radio clubs and ask other hams what equipment they are using and why they chose it and how they like it.
In the best spirit of amateur radio, the producer and speaker grant parties the right to publicly show the video, but only when money is not charged to view it and not for broadcast.
www.101science.com /amateurradio.htm   (2170 words)

 Newsline 1991-1997   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amateur Radio Newsline is produced as an audio service by Newsline, a service of the Westlink Radio Network.
Greek ham radio operators one of the first to reported earthquake damages and loss of life.
Ham radio seems to be growing again, with decline of morse code class licensees dropping in numbers.
www.tapr.org /newsline   (7909 words)

 101 - Amateur Radio - www.101science.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Please visit www.wa6uvv.com and support their fine work in bringing professional ham radio news to the internet.
Amateur radio as a hobby has many different aspects.
Check out your local amateur radio clubs and ask other hams what equipment they are using and why they chose it and how they like it.
members.aol.com /ledodd/amateurradio.htm   (991 words)

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