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Ham radio stations

Ham radio stations

Ham radio stations

What is Ham Radio?

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...

ham-radio-station a club station....

Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles, and pass an examination for the FCC license to operate on radio frequencies known as the "Amateur Bands." These bands are radio frequencies allocated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use by ham radio operators.

International Space Station

  • Russian:  RS0ISS
  • USA:  NA1SS
  • European:  DP0ISS, OR4ISS, IR0ISS
  • Packet:  RS0ISS-11 / RS0ISS-

  • Technician class frequency privileges in ham radio

    When you're getting started, remembering where you’re allowed to operate is important. As a Technician licensee, you have full access to all amateur frequencies above 50 MHz, but what about on the shortwave high-frequency (HF) bands? This chart helps you follow the rules. You can transmit with up to 200 watts PEP A band-by-band plan showing where to find different types of activity is available from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

    Band    Frequencies (In MHz)    Modes You Can Use (200 watts PEP maximum power)
    80 meters    3.525 – 3.600    CW
    40 meters    7.025 – 7.125    CW
    15 meters    21.025 – 21.200    CW
    10 meters

    28.000 – 28.300    CW and RTTY/data
    28.300 – 28.500    CW and phone
    Above 50 MHz        All amateur privileges
    General class frequency privileges in ham radio

    Soon, if you haven’t done so already, you’ll be thinking about upgrading. You have many more frequencies to use on the high-frequency (HF) bands, as shown in the following table. A complete chart of the U.S. frequency and mode privileges for all license classes is available from the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

    Band    Frequencies (in MHz)    Mode
    160, 60, 30 meters        All amateur privileges
    80 meters    3.525–3.600    CW, RTTY, data
    3.800–4.000    CW, phone, image
    40 meters    7.025–7.125    CW, RTTY, data
    7.175–7.300    CW, phone, image
    20 meters    14.025–14.150    CW, RTTY, data
    14.225–14.350    CW, phone, image
    15 meters    21.025–21.200    CW, RTTY, data
    21.275–21.450    CW, phone, image
    17, 12, 10 meters        All amateur privileges
    Above 50 MHz        All amateur privileges
    Common ham radio Q signals

    Hams use three-letter Q signals on every mode and even in face-to-face conversation. Here are the Q signals most commonly used in day-to-day operation. Each signal can be a question or an answer, as shown in the Meaning column. A complete list of ham radio Q signals, including those used on nets and repeaters, is available via the AC6V Operating Aids web page.

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