Skip to comments.Ham radio Qs
Posted on 01/08/2021 6:19:59 PM PST by Trot
Q about ham radio
Can a ham radio receive and transmit to other ham-mers in the same area, country, or on another continent?
Yes, yes, and yes.
looking for recommendations and what not for communication via these types of radios...
Also links for good radios to buy...
And hurry before FreeRepublic is shut down....
First step is to get your Technician license.
Second step is to prepare to spend all of your money equipping your ham shack.
Good ones cost a small fortune, they are hard to learn, and you have to have a FCC license if you want to transmit on certain frequencies.
Depending on the set-up, yes. That’s kinda the point.
World wide with right rig and set up.
K _ _ _ _ _ here. 73’s
Depending on your equipment you could talk worldwide. Neighbor on Guam could sometimes reach Poland if the signals were good. This was back in the 80s.
To broadcast on ham, you need to take a test, and get a licence.
If you’re not licenced and broadcasting on ham channels, the other hams will rattle on you, and the FCC will hunt you down.
What short wave and Ham stations can I listen to to get news when everything is shut down?
Check out AARL and get inexpensive ( < $100) hand held vhf. Just search and listen for awhile. Study a little and if you want to transmit as well as listen get the entry level amateur radio license. Fascinating for those so inclined.
You can listen all you want without a licence.
If you are interested in getting a licence so you can talk on ham frequencies - here is a sample technician exam. Techs are the lowest on the ham chain, but about half the licences out there are tech licences.
Icom 705, KX2.
Yup, know farsi? Talk to someone in Iran
Thank you for this topic.
...that are not made in CHINA!
Everyone should consider getting an amateur radio license. You never know.
There are multiple “Qs” on ham radio?
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