Radio Merit Badge

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Welcome to the Wide World of Radio!

When you have earned this Merit Badge, you will know a lot about radio, how it works, what you can do, and a little science and technology in the process. You may even have found a lifelong hobby or career.

Although you will learn about Amateur Radio, Broadcast Radio, and Shortwave Listening, our focus in on Amateur Radio.

While earning this merit badge, you will have the opportunity to learn what radio really is, theory, electronics, safety precautions, licensing, navigation, UHF/VHF, HF, Satellite, Morse Code, Standard ITU/ICAO Phonetic Alphabet, Digital Modes, Call Signs, Ionosphere and how radio waves propogate, analog vs digital and much more!

What You'll Learn

  • 1 Radio – Be Prepared
  • 2 Radio – Requirement 1
  • 3 Radio – Requirement 2
  • 4 Radio – Requirement 3
  • 5 Radio – Requirement 4
  • 6 Radio – Requirement 5
  • 7 Radio – Requirement 6
  • 8 Radio – Requirement 7
  • 9 Radio – Requirement 8
  • 10 Radio – Requirement 9a1
  • 11 Radio – Requirement 9a2
  • 12 Radio – Requirement 9a3
  • 13 Radio – Requirement 9a4
  • 14 Radio – Requirement 9a5
  • 15 Radio – Requirement 9a6
  • 16 Radio – Notes and Addendum
  • 17 Radio – Last Steps