Ham (Amateur) Radio conjures up a lot of imagery in peoples' minds; Many think of a bunch of old guys with unsightly antennas talking to each other on their radios, about their radios. There is more to it. A lot more.
With recent storms that have knocked out power, cell phone and internet, there is a great deal of interest in Amateur Radio for emergency communications.
In addition, Makers and other enthusiasts have gotten interested in it as a way to enable activities such as high-altitude balloon monitoring, and bouncing signals off the moon. Many ham activities combine PCs with radios which enable a wide variety of digital communications.
This is just scratching the surface.
Getting your license has never been easier; Kids pass the test all the time. Join us at Nova-Labs where some of our licensed members will introduce you to Amateur Radio. We will cover the steps to getting your license, how Amateur Radio actually gets used in emergency communications as well as a live demonstration of portable activity.
[ Disaster Preparedness, Preparedness Planning, Emergency Preparedness, Amateur Radio, Ham Radio ]