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What is being a radio amateur?

Being a radio amateur involves the practice of using radio equipment to communicate with other people around the world. Radio amateurs, or "hams," use a variety of equipment and modes of communication to send and receive messages. This can include voice, Morse code, digital data, and even TV images.

In addition to communication, many radio amateurs also enjoy experimenting with radio technology. This may include building their own equipment, testing antennas, and exploring new ways of propagating radio waves.

It is necessary to obtain a license to operate in the designated frequency bands. To obtain this license, they generally must demonstrate a knowledge of radio electronics and telecommunication regulations through an exam.

Radio amateur roles

Radio amateur shack

The radio amateur shack is a space dedicated to radio where enthusiasts keep their transceivers, receivers, accessories and computer equipment. This can include other devices related to the radio, as well as shelves and a large table where the communication systems are located.

The shack can be located anywhere from a room in the house to a separate building. It is designed to provide a safe and controlled environment for radio equipment, and often includes measures to protect the equipment from electromagnetic interference.

In addition to housing the equipment, the shack can also include a space for its repairs and maintenance, as well as an area to store the received Qsl's, diplomas, manuals and documentation of said equipment. It is also a meeting place with other radio amateur friends.

My friends and their radio shack