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Radio – Notes and Addendum

If you would like to experience Amateur Radio “virtually”, there is a system called HamSphere that simulates all the worldwide Amateur Radio Bands right from your computer. There is a FREE Trial version that you can use by creating a free account (with a parent or guardian).

If you need to complete an online contact and log for Requirement 9a2 we can schedule a time where our Instructors will be on a specific frequency on HamSphere at a specific time for you to complete Requirement 9a2. A Parent or Guardian MUST be with you (so we can chat with them too) during this session.

More information about HamSphere scheduling will be presented in our online sessions.

HamSphere Website Link – Click to open in a new tab.

Amateur Radio is a great life-long hobby that combines learning new technology, helping people and having fun!  Folks as young as five have gotten their Amateur Radio License to help others in an emergency and to just have fun!  Click on the following link to learn how to get your own callsign:    

Click here to learn how to become a ham!

If you’d like to learn more, consider the following books as well as visiting your Amateur Radio Club.   For expanding your radio skills, the book “Ham Radio for Dummies” is highly recommended.  This book has all of the tips you need to learn more.

Try some of these links to learn more about radio. The first one shows opportunities for teen age ham radio operators. The other one is a master list of Amateur radio sites on the web.

See you on the air! — The American Radio Relay League has special programs, scholarships and programs for young hams. – The major listing of Radio Web Sites