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Chpt 6 - Communication With Other Hams

Chpt 6 - Communication With Other Hams

Having learned all that interesting material about rigs and electronics and radio waves, you know a lot about the technology of radio.  In this chapter we turn to operating - how are contacts made and what does a contact consist of?  We begin with the elements common to nearly every causual ham radio contact.  Once you know these, you'll learn how the ham bands are organized so that you know where to tune the radio.  You'll then discover how ham radio is conducted using repeaters and in the organized activities called "nets," especially during emergencies.  This chapter conludes with coverage of a few of ham radio's many specialty activities.  Clear your throat and get ready for the first contact!