Amateur Radio

Oscar - Amateur Satellites

Go Box - My Portable QRP Rig

Ham Radio - A Radical Oddity in an HOA - Do I as a retiree move at great expense or give up ham radio?

Switch-Mode - Is ham radio affected by noisy power supplies?

Is Ham Radio Safe - The question on the minds of non-hams could be, "Is it safe to live next door to a ham radio operator?"

K8BSX - Seeking Kilo Eight Bravo Sierra X-ray.

Mic Match - ICOM Dynamic Microphone Adapter.

Electronic Keyer - An amazing Morse code keyer.

Basis and Purpose of Ham Radio.  (FCC Part 97.1)

The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following principles:

(a) Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.

(b) Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art.

(c) Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communication and technical phases of the art.

(d) Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio service of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.

(e) Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to enhance international goodwill.

ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio

For over 100 years amateur radio and ARRL - the National Association for Amateur Radio® - have stood for the development of the science and art of communications, public service, and the enhancement of international goodwill. Amateur Radio’s long history and service to the public has solidified the well-earned reputation that “Amateur Radio saves lives.”

Amateur Radio Operators, due to their history of public service, their training, and the requirement that they be licensed by the FCC have earned their status as a component of critical communications infrastructure and as a reliable resource “when all else fails."

Amateur Radio is about development of communications and responsible public service. Its misuse is inconsistent with its history of service and its statutory charter. ARRL does not support its misuse for purposes inconsistent with these values and purposes.