Amatuer \ Ham Radio
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An example of an amateur radio station with four transceivers, amplifiers, and a computer for logging and for digital modes. On the wall are examples of various awards, certificates, and a reception report card (QSL card) from a foreign amateur station. Amateur radio (also called ham radio ) is the use of designated radio frequency spectrum for purposes of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communication. The term "amateur" is used to specify persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without direct pecuniary interest, and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting , public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).
What is Amateur Radio? Amateurs/Hams? Modes Getting Licensed What Hams Do Talking DXing Emergencies Experimenting Contesting Digital Operation Internet
Safety interlock -- A switch that automatically turns off ac power to a piece of equipment when the top cover is removed. Schematic symbol -- A drawing used to represent a circuit component on a wiring diagram. Selectivity --The ability of a receiver to separate two closely spaced signals.
Open links in a new window This is an informal listing of Ham Jargon -- The opinions of AC6V Only. Not to be used as a definitive source. Caveat Lector. Reader Beware! Applies as in all things.
This will be an ever-growing list. The amateur radio hobby has its own language to a large extent, and it's not always easy to understand. Hopefully this list will help newcomers (and forgetful folks like me) to figure out what those letters or numbers really mean. NOTE: If you are here to look for the meaning of a term you've seen somewhere else, I strongly suggest you use the "Find" function: CTRL-F, type in your term, and hit [enter].
Ham is an informal term for an amateur radio operator , and, by extension, "ham radio" refers to amateur radio in general. This use of the word first appeared in the United States during the opening decade of the 20th century—for example, in 1909 Robert A. Morton reported overhearing an amateur radio transmission which included the comment: "Say, do you know the fellow who is putting up a new station out your way? I think he is a ham." [ 1 ] However, the term did not gain widespread usage in the United States until around 1920, after which it slowly spread to other English-speaking countries. [ edit ] Etymology