Amateur Radio Links
Amateur or "ham" radio is a fascinating hobby that combines the elements of many disciplines, both technical and non-technical. Amateur radio operators come from all walks of life. Ham radio isn't just about radio; it's about communication. Hams use many different modes, such as voice, CW (telegraphy or Morse code), Television, and Packet (computer communication), just to list a few.
In the USA, the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the primary organization that represents the interests of Amateur radio operators. ARRL publishes QST magazine. Membership in this organization is highly recommended. An amateur license is not required to join.
Local Ham Organizations