Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space (such as the International Space Station), all done without using the Internet or mobile phones.
Amateur Radio can be used even where there is no phone signal. It's fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during times of need. You can set up a ham radio station anywhere! At home, in the car, in a field, at an event, and lots more.
Amateur Radio operators get involved for many reasons, but they all have need to gain a basic knowledge of radio technology and operating principles (we can run a course to help you do this), and then pass an examination in order to be able to get a license to operate on radio frequencies known as the "Amateur Bands."