What is Amateur Radio ?
AMATEUR RADIO, popularly known as HAM RADIO, is a hobby of two way radio communication practiced by citizens duly authorized by Governments throughout the world. It is defined in International Law as a service of self training, inter communication and technical investigations carried on by duly authorized person interested in Radio techniques solely with a personal aim and without any pecuniary interest.
Radio Amateurs or HAMs as they are often called, talk across the ocean or town, using their equipment in many different ways. Amateur Radio has something for everyone - the electronic experimenter can build and modify his/her own gear and others can talk to literally thousands of hams in different countries.
Nearly three million people throughout the world have licenses to operate their own amateur radio stations. There is another two million who follows the hobby purely as listeners. Radio amateurs come from all sections of the society, from different processions and occupations. There is no barrier of sex, race, creed or politics in Amateur Radio.
United States and Japan account for about 2/3rd of the ham population of the world. In fact, the technological advancement of these countries, particularly in the field of electronics is directly attributed to the large number of their ham population. In India, the number of hams is around 15,000, which is very low compared to Indian population.
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