Becoming an Amateur Radio Operator

Amateur Radio is a fascinating hobby that has broad appeal. More than 600,000 people in the United States are licensed in the Amateur Radio Service. Since the dawn of the radio era, licensed Amateur Radio operators have made significant and critical contributions to radio, television and other communication technologies.  Designing, building and tweaking electronic communications equipment is only one aspect of the hobby. Talking with fellow Amateurs throughout the world certainly has its appeal as does serving the public during disasters and other emergencies.

Today, becoming a licensed Amateur Radio operator is easier than ever. The requirement to learn Morse code, long an impediment to licensing for many, has been eliminated. Three license classes exist with the entry-level Technician class requiring passing a 25-question exam. The General class requires passing a 35-question test and the top level Extra class requires passing a 50-question exam.

Amateur - Antennas

Name Version Published
Antenna Height Effect Diagram.pdf 1 2019-11-24 16:30
NVIS Dipole Cross-Section.pdf 1 2019-11-24 16:30
NVIS Technique Diagram.pdf 1 2019-11-24 16:41

Amateur - General Radio

Name Version Published
Comm w Other Hams-Q Signals.pdf 1 2020-12-31 15:54
ICOM Glossary of Ham Radio Terms.pdf 1 2020-12-26 17:49
ICOM ITU CQ DX Zones of the World Map.pdf 1 2020-12-26 17:51
ICOM US Grid Square Map.pdf 1 2020-12-27 14:47
ICOM USA Amateur Radio UHF-VHF Band Plan.pdf 1 2020-12-26 17:50
Reference-Codes.pdf 1 2020-12-31 15:51
US Frequency Allocations the Radio Spectrum.pdf 1 2020-12-27 14:47
Z-Signals.pdf 1 2020-12-31 15:50