Trying to make a ham radio contact on HF means you might talk with someone in your neighborhood followed by someone half way around the world. Both kinds of contacts have a lot in common and before you earn DXCC or Worked All States you need your first! Jim goes through the basics in this video.
When people think of ham radio and public service they are usually focused on the great work hams do in times of crisis like storm spotting. But, hams enable a whole bunch of community groups to do so many events.
One of the early decisions you will make in ham radio is “Which radio should I start with?” While Jim – N4BFR won’t tell you exactly the one to pick, he will give you the things to think about when making your choice.
Every hobby seems to have it’s quirky language you want to know, like horsepower for cars or treble stitch for crochet or AMOE if you are a sweepstaker. Amateur Radio is no exception and many of these date back to morse code days. In this video, Jim takes you through a few of the ones you will encounter.