Amateur Radio is a popular technical hobby and interests people who may be curious about how things work. It is the only hobby governed by international treaty. As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequencies that are allocated specifically to radio amateurs.
There are many aspects of the hobby that appeal to different people. Some may like everything Amateur Radio has to offer, others may just enjoy a local “Chin Wag” Here are just a few parts of the hobby that may be of interest:
- Making QSO’s (contacts) to people all over the world by radio which often leads to international friendships
- Attending club meetings and sociallising with others that have similar interests. A place where you can share experiences or learn new things.
- Participating in contests either nationally or internationally
- Experimenting with different equipment, try out that homebrew antenna or tranceiver
- Participating with local authorities and blue light services in exercises providing an essentail service in the times of disaster
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