Amateur radio , also known as ham radio , is the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport , contesting , and emergency communication. The term "amateur" is used to specify "a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;"  either direct monetary or other similar reward and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting , public safety such as police and fire , or professional two-way radio services such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc. The amateur radio service amateur service and amateur-satellite service is established by the International Telecommunication Union ITU through the Radio Regulations.
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What is Ham Radio?
Forgot Password? Amateur Radio ham radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. You can set up a ham radio station anywhere! In a field
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs. There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur. What is amateur radio? Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty. Radio amateurs make use of their frequencies in a number of ways: Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships Competing in international competitions to test how effective your equipment is, and how good you are as an operator Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station which carries an amateur radio station Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to ensure you keep the capability to do so. What sort of people become radio amateurs? In this section Getting started What is amateur radio? What to do Next What sort of people become radio amateurs?