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Getting Started in Amateur Radio
Explore Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio is a popular hobby and public service that combines people, electronics and communication together. You can use Amateur Radio to communicate across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need.

Getting Involved
Although Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, they all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles and pass an examination for the FCC license to operate on radio frequencies known as the "Amateur Bands." These bands are radio frequencies allocated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for use by amateur radio operators.
Take a Look at "What is Amateur Radio?" by the American Radio Relay League
"Amateur Radio - A 21st Century Hobby" by the Radio Society of Great Britain
Don't Forget the Kids!
Many amateur radio operators got started at a very young age. Let’s encourage our young people to get involved with science, technology, and amateur radio.
Presented here are The Adventures of Zack and Max, comic books created by Icom Corp. which are designed to provide some basic information about amateur radio. Providing a glimpse into its history, applications, and relevance in the world today. Whether you’re a student or an adult, this book tells a story about amateur radio which we hope you will enjoy.
As the editions change, you will find Zack and Max share with us what they learn about emergency preparedness and communication.

Volume 1 The Odyssey Begins Link
Volume 2 Lost in Seattle Link
Volume 3 Mady goes to England Link
Volume 4 Fun at Field Day Link
Volume 5 Max in Space Link
Volume 6 Lets Go Island DXing! Link
Volume 7 Ham Radio To The Rescue! Link
Want to Learn More?

Amateur Radio and The International Space Station  Link
Emergency Communications - ARES LAX  Link
Advanced Learning Through Amateur Radio  Link

Catching Satellites on Amateur Radio  Link  
Amateur Radio and the Maker Community  Link
Amateur Radio Use in Off-Road Vehicles  Link

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