Blogs: Amateur Radio Links
Blogs – amateur radio links to help you in the hobby.
Blogs – amateur radio links
- 2E0ITX Ham Radio Blog: https://hamradioblog.co.uk/
- AB1OC and AB1QB – This blog shares Fred (AB1OC) and Anita’s (AB1QB) experiences in building and operating a state of the art Amateur Radio station. Fred and Anita are relatively new HAMs having been licensed in 2010/2011: https://stationproject.blog/
- G0HWC’s Slow Scan TV Site: http://www.g0hwc.com/
- G0KYA’s Amateur Radio Blog: http://g0kya.blogspot.com/
- G0NMY’s Ham Radio Blog: https://g0nmy.blogspot.com/
- G1KQH’s Amateur Radio Blog “The Font of all Knowledge”: http://g1kqh.blogspot.com/
- G4AKC HF Pedestrian and Bicycle Mobile: https://www.g4akc.co.uk/
- G6NHU: http://qso365.co.uk/
- G6OHM website: https://g6ohm.webs.com/
- GB2RS News is the RSGB’s weekly radio broadcast news service. The news is relayed by a team of newsreaders to listeners across the UK and beyond: http://rsgb.org/main/gb2rs/
- M0DTS, Robert Swinbank: http://www.m0dts.co.uk/
- M0FOX Ham Radio Operator: https://hamradio.org.uk/
- M0JCQ’s Ham Blog: http://www.hamblog.co.uk/
- M0NVQ Robert’s Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/M0NVQ
- M0TAZ: http://m0taz.co.uk/
- M3HHY Lewis’s Youtube channel, reviewing handheld transceivers and radio gadgets: https://www.youtube.com/user/RINGWAYMANCHESTER/videos
- QSO365, an amateur radio blog by G6NHU (previously A QSO per day in 2011): http://qso365.co.uk/
- UKSMG, the UK Six Metre Group: http://www.uksmg.org/landing.php
- ZL2PD Amateur Radio and Homebrew Electronics Website: http://www.zl2pd.com/
What is amateur radio?
Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service. As a licensed amateur radio operator, you are permitted to transmit and receive radio signals on frequency bands allocated for use by amateur radio amateurs. Amateur radio operators use these designated bands of radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. A 1910 announcement by the then HM Postmaster General licensed “experimental wireless”, which still uniquely gives radio amateurs the ability to innovate without commercial or statutory controls even in the closely regulated environment of the 21st century. Amateur radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.
Amateur radio operators use the amateur radio bands for a variety of purposes:
- Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships,
- Competing in international competitions to test the effectiveness of their equipment and their skill as a radio operator,
- Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs
- Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station),
- Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to maintain that capability.
There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.