Texas Club Distributes Copies of Ham Radio for Dummies to Schools, Libraries

With the explosive growth in amateur or ham radio, the Cedar Creek Amateur Radio Club decided to spread the word about the over 100-year-old hobby.

There are now more licensed hams than at any time in history.

And no wonder. You don’t need the Internet or Wifi or cell plans. Just a simple walkie talkie that now costs as low as $30 can connect you to repeater systems that will send your voice across the world.

So how are new people exposed to the hobby? Through a book called “Ham Radio for Dummies” by Ward Silver.

It is part of the “Dummies” series that explains topics and things in simple terms. And now that the ham license no longer requires a code test, anybody from age 5 to 95 can easily join in.

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