Why amateur radio?

Ham Radio is different. It’s fast and reliable. You’ll be hearing about events from people who live near where they’re taking place, or are witnessing it from their cars, as many ham operators carry in-car mobile radios.

Stay connected when disaster strikes— During hurricanes and other natural disasters, normal cellular and landline communications are disrupted.  With a battery and a radio you can connect with loved ones near and far.

A sense of community and friendship— It’s not just about talking on a radio, although that’s a big part of it.  You can participate in local radio activities, online communities, and regional/national meetups.

Always something new to learn and try— Amateur radio has so many facets, you’ll never be bored.  From talking on local repeaters, experimenting with digital communications, and long range contacts, there’s always something to do!

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