How to Apply for a Vanity Amateur Radio Callsign (in the US)?

Answer Amateur Radio is an ever expanding hobby for many. Perhaps you want to talk to someone 5,000 miles away, or just down the block? It's all possible with Amateur Radio. The first step to becoming an ... Read More »

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How to Apply for a Systematic Amateur Radio Callsign (in the US)?

If you're not happy with your current systematic call sign, or you're tired of paying the fees associated with having a vanity call sign, you can apply for a new systematic call sign. A systematic ... Read More »

How to Call CQ on Amateur Radio?

Calling CQ on the Ham Bands means you want to talk to any station anywhere that might be listening. If you call CQ, be prepared for anyone to answer. You may get lucky and snag a foreign(DX)station... Read More »

How to Get an Amateur Radio License in the US?

Amateur Radio is a hobby that is enjoyed by millions of "hams" worldwide. Getting an Amateur Radio license in the US is as easy as getting a driver's license; Morse Code is no longer required. "Ham... Read More »

How to Clean an Amateur Radio Antenna?

As an amateur radio operator, you may have more than one type of antenna, perhaps a mobile antenna for your car or truck, one in your ham station and maybe a vertical or dipole antenna in your back... Read More »