Amateur radio is a friendly, high-tech hobby that's got something for everyone. When you pass an exam, you an become an Amateur Radio operator--no matter what age, gender or physical ability. People from all walks of life pass their entry-level exam and earn their Amateur (ham) Radio license. They all share the diverse world of activities you can explore with ham radio. The rules for earning an Amateur Radio license vary depending on which country you live in.
Many hams enjoy learning about radio technology, often though building their own equipment or antennas.
Amateur Radio is a valuable, licensed radio Service that provides important communication in times of emergency. For example it has been proven that even during the power outages ham radio operators, using battery backup power, were able to help coordinate emergency workers while the cell phone networks were overloaded.