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What is Amateur Radio (Ham)?

How do I get an License and callsign?

Where can I find used equipment?

  • Ebay and other online marketplaces are a useful resource. - eBay
  • Hamfests, such as Stone Mountain in the fall and Huntsville Hamfest in the spring, are full ofused (and new) equipment and parts. You can also search the ARRL database for hamfests in your area. - LocalHamfests

How do I make my first contact on air?

What do I do next?

  • Participate in contests.
  • Log DX contacts and go for the DXCC award, or just say hi to people around the world.
  • Collect QSL cards.
  • Try to contact every state and go for the Worked All States award.
  • Learn Morse Code.
  • Work on projects.
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