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Learn About Ham Radio

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  • Operating Ethics

    Make sure you get started right! Review this universal, international guide to operating ethics. Learn More

  • Safety

    Understand the importance of safety when operating a radio. Learn More

  • Buying Your First Radio

    Read this before you open your wallet. Learn More

  • Your First Station

    Valuable advice about setting up your first station. Learn More

  • Build a Simple Antenna

    Antenna ideas that will get you on the air fast. Learn More

  • Your First Contact

    Making your first contact doesn't have to be difficult. Learn More

  • Keep a Log

    A station log is a useful tool. It allows you to keep track of who you've contacted. Learn More

  • Contesting

    On-the-air contesting is one of the hottest activities in Amateur Radio. Learn More

  • Morse Code

    Hams are no longer required to pass Morse code tests, but it is still one of the most popular ways to communicate. Learn More

  • Digital Modes

    Besides Morse code, there are other very popular, easy to use digital modes available. Learn More