If you are looking at finding a ham radio for sale you have come to the right place. If you are new to the hobby
or are just delving into the possibilities of starting the hobby,I have put together a basic summary of the
different things that hammers do. Ham radio is a fun and exciting hobby filled with the adventure and excitement of
meeting people from all over the world.
The amateur radio hobby, or as it is commonly known ham radio, involves quite a bit of work in the form of
licensing and acquiring all of the technical knowledge that is required. The hobby itself starts in the first step
by one getting the ham device. If you don't know anything about ham radios, then it is best to purchase one with
the guidance of somebody who knows a lot about them. To top it all off you need to know and understand all of the
different local laws and rules with regards to amateur radio operation.
Most people who are into amateur radio or "Ham" are mostly into it as a hobby. The majority of their time is spent
contacting people all over the world with the same interest and making relationships. For the most part they find
out where the other person is from and then make casual conversations. Many times hammers will have contests to see
how many people they can make to way contact with. In these contests they try to make contact with as many stations
and ham radio operators around the world as possible.
DX - What is Dx-ing
Mainly what ham radio operators try to do is make contact with as many stations as they possibly can around the
world. The DX stands for distant stations. So when somebody is DX and they are trying to find the stations farthest
away from them.
There are also things known as DX-peditions. These are different from DX-ing as their planned events with the sole
purpose of making contact with places that are in out-of-the-way regions.
Many times hammers use radio frequency scanners which are available these days there are a really valuable
tool. What they do is scan different frequencies until they find a strong signal.
The Q code is a standardized collection of three-letter message encoding, all starting with the letter "Q",
initially developed for commercial radiotelegraph communication, and later adopted by other radio services,
especially amateur radio. In today’s audio signal transmission age, the Q codes are not essential. but still in use
and are viewed as a sort of tradition.
As a part of DX-ing and DX-peditions the QSL card or the proof of contact card is shared. QSL is one such Q-code that means
“I acknowledge receipt”. The common practice was that the ones who made contact at a particular frequency
exchange a QSL card in the mail to confirm their contact and conversations. These QSL cards can be used as a
proof of their making contact and amateur operators who make contact with a certain number of other amateur
radio operators in a specified time is awarded. Moreover, they are distinguished and honored since they are
deemed to be efficient amateur radio operators.
Remote Region Contacting
There are a lot of countries around the world that don't have very many amateur radio operators, so making contact
with these is considered to be a very special occurrence. So on the occasion that a ham operator makes contact with
one of these people, other ham operators gather around to make contact with them as well.
Many times there will be social events held by ham operators where people get together and socialize as well as
exchange and possibly buy a ham radio for sale. It is a great time to get to know the people that you talk to on
the radio, and put a face on the invoice.
There are a lot of places online where ham operators can get together and discuss their common interests, whether
it be related to ham radio or other. If you're interested in getting into the ham radio hobby, then getting
involved in some of these activities can really keep you occupied. Hammers are great people to be around and love
sharing their passion of radio. So get involved.
There are several different brands of ham radios on the market. Some that I have listed here are of very good
quality. Like the Yaesu ham radio, the kenwood ham radio and the Icom ham radio. You will not go wrong with any of these
brand so be sure to look through our pages of listings. You can also find listings for ham radio antennas on
this site. If you are looking for something specific please contact me and I will try to locate it for