July 13, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

THE WILDERNESS AS YOUR RECEIVER & THE DUALITY OF HAM RADIO

It is easy to learn the “how-to” basics of a Ham radio operation. It’s easy to get your own call-sign. It can be easy for people to find you, looking you up in the QRZ.com directory. And it’s easy (relatively) to get an FCC-issued Amateur Radio license for operating a Ham radio.

The hard part? It can be getting out, getting away from all the city noise, all the background chatter, away from all the restrictions that come with suburban lifestyles, HOA restrictions, complications with finding just where you can safely place a 66-foot-long wire with a homemade radio antenna attached.

It turns out, you don’t need a big room equipped with tons of electronics and a 70-foot radio tower outside, to be able to reach hundreds and thousands of miles with a Ham radio set. The technology allows for “portability” — being able to take off at a moment’s notice, on foot or dirtbike or boat, whatever, to remote locations that are far from any other human physical contact.

Read more – Filson blog: https://www.filson.com/blog/profiles/the-wilderness-as-your-receiver-the-duality-of-ham-radio/