May 16, 2022

This Week in Amateur Radio

North America's Premiere Amateur Radio News Magazine

An 18-year-old prodigy is exploring the depths of space with radio

If Dhruv Rebba had to live on an isolated island, he would bring a ham radio kit along.

“The island wouldn’t have cellular connectivity, of course. A ham radio would be the best option to contact someone as it uses the ionosphere to communicate, instead of cellular towers. That’s why we use it in natural disasters,” he tells IE in a video interview.

Ham radio involves the use of a transmitter and receiver that enables two-way communication between broadcasters in the world. It is immensely useful as a disaster management tool when mobile phone networks are overloaded or wrecked during calamities.

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