When you hear the phrase “Ham radio operator,” you instantly think of a man, most likely an older man, with a radio. And that’s only fair. Ham Radio is an overwhelmingly male dominate hobby. You go to Ham conventions. There are men. You go on air. Men are chatting away. You log on to YouTube […]
The Ham radio operators’ community goes around by many names. Some people call them Hams, while others refer to them as losers. And some people call them air-heads, which seems perfect for Ham radio operators because they work with intricate electronic equipment and perform complex physics phenomena easily. Something only “air-heads” can do. Are you
Well, the travel season is upon us once again and the thought of leaving our precious ham shack behind and going into the outside world may be filling some with dread. But, as its very possible to take a portable ham radio with you these days, wouldn’t it be great to keep yourself and even
Ham radio has been around since the late 1800s. James Clerk Maxwell had a theory that communications could be improved utilizing the electromagnetic field. By 1901, Guglielmo Marconi had begun to communicate across the Atlantic Ocean utilizing his radio device with high power and huge antennas. Communications would continue to improve from there. In 1896
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a proposal by government officials to ban ham radio. In this article we discuss how this could affect you and what you can do about it.