The very particular world of amateur radio

A video by BBC on Amateur Radio


A video by BBC introducing the very particular world of Amateur Radio.

Even with the web, mobiles, social networks short messaging you may expect the interest of ham radio  to be on the decay.

Instead during last years, almost all over the world, the number of ham-radio licences has constantly increased.

By operating of internationally assigned frequencies, amateur radio operators, contact each others all over the world.

Activities of ham radio operators are several and very different. Can vary from ‘rag chewing’ where hams spend time on two-way or group chatting, to radio sport also known as contesting, to Radio Emergency services.

In fact Amateur Radio is even a public service, and ham radio operators coordinate their activities within dedicated clubs and networks like Raynet (in the UK) ARES (in the US).

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