Transcript of "Polk County Amateur Radio Introduction"
Amateur Radio aka “HAM” Radio
Region 1 Europe, Middle East, Africa 400,000 Region 2 Americas 830,000 Region 3 Asia, Pacific 750,0001,980,000 Hams Worldwide
Hundreds of Amateur Radio Operators Throughout the World WISCONSIN ROAR MEMBERS Tom Bloom KØJUU River Falls Dale Anderson K9SK Hartford Chris Smith KC9CRE Menomonie Tom Czaja KG9EE Mequon Gerald Leff N9LRV Menomonie Tom Prust N9WI Green Bay
Titanic 1912 What do these 3 events have to do with Amateur Sputnik 1957 Radio? Texting 2012
Titanic 1912 After 1912 all ships at sea were required to have radio equipment installed. Ship Radio Operators were needed so amateur radio operators were asked to help teach classes. In October 1957 the US started a “space race” with the Russians. NASA was formed, many amateur radio operators were hired by radio companies to develop new equipment. Sputnik 1957 Texting is a form of digital communications originally developed by amateur radio operators back in the 1940’s. Texting 2012