July 13, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Amateur radio club has changed my life (UK)

“Amateur radio has honestly changed my life, I’ve friends all over the world now.”

Brian Webb has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair.

Getting out to meet new people was something he had struggled with for years.

This began to change when he joined the Mid Ulster Amateur Radio Club.

“It has made such a difference to my life, I get a thrill over how far away you can talk to people, just this morning I was speaking to someone in Brazil,” he said.

Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, uses designated radio frequencies for the non-commercial exchange of messages.

For many, it is a technical hobby that can be done with relatively minimal equipment.

Read more – BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cd17nj8wpl8o