Ham Radio? Do They Still Do That?

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When I tell people that I'm an amateur radio operator, I often get asked, "Ham radio? Do they still do that?" The answer is, "Yes, of course, we still do that." Ham radio is alive and well, and as vital as ever.

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Ham Radio? Do They Still Do That?

  1. Ham Radio:Do They Still Do That?Dan Romanchik, KB6NUE-mail: cwgeek@kb6nu.com, Website: KB6NU.ComMay 5, 2013
  2. Of course, we still do that!Amateur radio is more popular than ever.There are now more than 700,000 licensedradio amateurs in the U.S.There are more than 2 million amateur radiooperators around the world.
  3. Isn’t ham radio oldtechnology?NO!
  4. Modern Tech a Big Partof Ham Radio✴Digital signal processing (DSP)✴Raspberry PI applications✴Software technology makes “digitalmodes” possible✴Integration with Internet technology
  5. A Modern Radio
  6. What Do Hams Do?We Talk to One Another!✴Morse Code✴Radiotelephone (voice)✴Television - fast scan, slow scan✴Digital Modes - RTTY, HSMM, PSK
  7. What Do Hams Do?We Build Stuff✴Experimentation has always been a partof amateur radio✴Wide variety of kits still available✴Antennas✴Software
  8. What Do Hams Do?Something for Everyone✴Public Service/Emergency Comm✴Contests✴DXers✴Awards/Certificates✴QRP✴Vintage Radio - Glow Bugs
  9. Getting a License✴ Three Classes of Licenses:TechnicianGeneralExtra✴ NO CODE EXAM!✴Free study guide at KB6NU.Com
  10. Ham Radio in SE MIMany local amateur radio clubsThe clubs conduct a wide variety ofactivities including classes, operatingevents, public service activities.Find a Club: www.arrl.org/find-a-club
  11. Ham Radio at theHands-On Museum- Permanent ham radiostation, currently operatingon 40m, 20m, 15m and 10SW bands- Regular classes and otheractivities- Website: www.wa2hom.org
  12. YES...We still do that!It’s a technically-challenging hobby for allages.It not only provides technical challenges,but offers opportunities for public service.It’s a lot of fun!

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