What is a Ham Radio?
In the days before instant messaging, email and the host of electronic communications we enjoy today, the ham radio was a means of communicating with people all over the world. Here is some background on ham radios, how they are used, and why they remain popular today. Also known as amateur radio, ham radio has been around since the 1920s, almost as long as broadcast radio. With the success of radio in general, the concept of a small radio set that would allow some access to frequencies that were not used by broadcast radio began to pique the interest of many people. Enterprising electronic entrepreneurs developed and marketed what were called wireless sets, which paved the way for the more sophisticated amateur radio sets. By the 1940s, it was possible to purchase ham radio sets that were powerful enough to use for one- and two-way communication with people all over the world. Ham radio operators use several modes of transmission in order to communicate. Voice transmissions are what c
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 license 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.