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Learn Morse Code

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What does 73 mean? Or QRZ? How do I say my name using the phonetic alphabet? Some common codes and abbreviations used by ham radio operators are:

QSLAcknowledge receipt
QNIJoin the net
73Best wishes
QRLBusy
KGo ahead
QSPRelay message
88Hugs and kisses
QSBSignals fading
ASStandby
QRZWho calls
XCVRTransceiver
QRKSignal readability
RRoger
CLLeaving the air
QRAStation name
QUFDistress signal
CQCalling any station
EMEMoonbounce (Earth-Moon-Earth)
ZuluCoordinated universal time
S/NSignal to noise ratio

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Helpful Information

A ham radio license is easy to get. You will take a multiple-choice test. You can get the Question Pool for the test you wish to take from the ARRL. A score of 74% is needed to pass.

The equipment used by amateur radio operators includes a transceiver and an antenna. Other equipment you can add to your station setup:

  • Antenna Tuner
  • Computer
  • Scanner
  • Tower
  • Weather Station
  • Power Supply
  • Receiver
  • Two-way Radio
  • Morse Code Key
  • Radio-to-Computer Accessories
SPACE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

Educate yourself about space weather and the impact it has on the amateur radio world.

There are many online resources available to help you with your own amateur radio skills. Here are some useful sites: