About Ham Radio

What is Amateur Radio or Ham Radio?

Definition from WikipediaAmateur radio (also called ham radio) is the use of designated radio frequency spectrum for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication. The term “amateur” is used to specify persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest, and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire) or professional two-way radio services (such as taxis, etc).


Further reading:

The American Radio Relay League is the national association for Amateur Radio in the USA. http://www.arrl.org/what-is-amateur-radio

Guide for new hams: http://www.eham.net/newham/

Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications: https://alertfind.com/amateur-radio-and-emergency-communications/  (Link suggested by Skylar Gray)

The best way to learn about amateur radio is to join a club!