July 13, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine


Why Ham radio is still important (Philippines)

Are amateur radios, also called ham radios, still important these days?

Apparently so!

When cell phones, regular phones, the internet and other systems are down or overloaded, amateur radio still gets the message through.

What are Ham radios?

Amateur radio is noncommercial two-way radio communications using the radio frequency spectrum, from medium frequency (e.g., 1.8–2 megahertz) to ultrahigh frequency (up to 1300 megahertz), according to Britannica.  

By using a portable or handheld radio, you can still reach your loved ones within 2-3 kilometers in an open area and 500 meters with an obstruction as long as you are on the same channel. 

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