How to Get an Amateur Radio License in the US?

Answer 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 »

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On Amateur Radio what does 76 mean on CW I know about 73 & 88.?

I've been licensed for 39 years and have never heard of that. May refer to some organization or group the ham belongs to. Not a normal code.Interesting sounding CW beat, so may just be fun.

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 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 »

Amateur Radio Emergency Communication?

Amateur radio operators have at their disposal some sizable chunks of radio spectrum in which to pursue their hobby. The reason they are allowed the use of this bandwidth is that ham radio is, firs... Read More »