Ham Radio Frequently Asked Questions

The HamFAQ Plan

  • Use Tags
  • Use Glossary
  • For long term content. Not for latest news. When is the XYZ radio being released would not generally be relevant.

What is:

  • Amateur Radio
  • Ham Radio
  • APRS
  • WINLINK2K
  • WSPR
  • CW

Why

  • Why do Ham Radio? Packet? CW?

How

  • Ham Radio General
    • Why Ham Radio (relevancy)
      • What CAN you do as a Ham that's unique
        • Amateur Radio license is a license to transmit
        • … over wide variety of frequencies
        • … at significant power levels
        • … experiment (not bound to type accepted designs)
        • Especially HF
        • Satellites are cool too
    • Mechanics of getting a license
      • Study
      • US - VE Examinations
    • Where to get info about Ham Radio
      • Video
        • YouTube!
        • Video podcasts
          • List them - lots of good ones
      • ARRL
      • QRZ
  • Radios
    • VHF/UHF
    • HF
  • Antennas
  • Digital
  • Emergency Communications
  • InternetTechnologies
    • Webpages
    • Blogs
    • Wikis

Pages - to start

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