How Ham Radio Works

By: Gary Brown  | 

Why Would I Get Into Ham Radio?

Ham radio is for anyone who likes to communicate with others and engage in tinkering and experimentation. Licensed amateur radio operators talk to other radio operators in nearby places, across the country, around the world and even with astronauts in outer space! They rely on a wide frequency spectrum using many different types of wireless transmitting modes.

Today, there are approximately 765,000 licensed amateur radio operators in the United States, and approximately 1.75 million around the world.