The Thrill of wireless
This Blog is dedicated to All the People of the World to whom they want to be a Ham Radio Operator.
Mainly the blog contains Amateur Radio information stuff collected from varies Ham Radio sites and provided to the people who want's to be a Ham
My Aim is to prepare New Generation Amateur Radio Operators in the world and they had to communicate each other by using new technology and to do new experiments to take this to future generation. Without ending to our.
--- VU3PEN dt NOV, 2016
Monday, 28 April 2014
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Once you have your license, the rest is up to you. What you do next depends on what sort of equipment you intend to use and what type of communication you'd like to try. Find helpful advice for your first ham station and how to get on the air.
There is a great variety of ways that Amateur Radio operators are able to communicate. Using voice is just one. Morse code is still widely used. Packet, Radio Teletype (often called Ritty), and PSK are three more ways to communicate. Even faster transmissions are being developed using methods which can send almost any form of digital data. Hams also use television to send pictures over the air.
Look at the dial on an old AM radio and you'll see frequencies marked from 535 to 1605 kilohertz. This is one radio "band." There are other bands of radio spectrum for amateur, government, military and commercial radio uses. If you could hear the many different bands, you would find aircraft, ship, fire and police communication, as well as the so-called "shortwave" stations, which are worldwide commercial and government broadcast stations from the U.S. and overseas. Amateurs are allocated 26 bands(i.e., specific groups of frequencies) spaced from 1.8 Megahertz, which is just above the broadcast radio frequencies, all the way up to 275 Gigahertz! Depending on which band we use, we can talk across town, around the world, or out to satellites in space. Hams can even bounce signals off the moon
Although the main purpose of Amateur Radio is fun, it is called the "Amateur Radio Service" because it also has a serious face. The FCC created this "Service" to fill the need for a pool of experts who could provide backup during emergencies. In addition, the FCC acknowledged the ability of the hobby to advance the communication and technical skills of radio, and to enhance international goodwill. This philosophy has paid off. Countless lives have been saved where skilled hobbyists act as emergency communicators to render aid, whether it's during an earthquake in Italy or a hurricane in the U.S.
How to Get Started in Ham Radio in the U.S. (keep reading)
When "hams" are not participating in emergency communications, they enjoy just listening and talking to other licensed "hams" nearby and worldwide along with experimenting with radio communications of all types. To become part of this, you must show to the Federal Government that you have the training and skills by passing an exam to get licensed. You don't have to volunteer as a trained spotter like many hams do, but if you want to give back to your community, you would be welcomed to join the ranks of weather spotters.
Now, you no longer have to learn Morse Code to get your first Ham Radio License, the Technician Class license, as in years past! Just pass a 35 question multiple choice written exam given by volunteer Ham Radio Operators who want you to pass your exam and become one of them and you're on your way!
These licenses are granted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The Technician class license is designed for beginning level hams.
This is where you will open the door and go inside to the exciting world of Ham Radio and learn more about Amateur Radio as you progress.
Technician class operators now have 10 meter voice privileges
plus CW only on 80, 40, 15 and 10 meters!
It authorizes you ALL ham radio privileges above 30 Megahertz (MHz).
1500 watts of power and these privileges include the very popular 2-meter band. Many Technician licensees enjoy using small 2-meter hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area or operating from just about any vehicle, boat, etc. Imagine sending live TV in realtime over the air or just still pictures over the air! Technician class Hams may operate FM voice, many digital modes including packet (computers), television, single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes. As a Technician class Ham Radio Operator, you can even make international radio contacts via Ham Radio satellites, and actually communicate directly to hams aboard the International Space Station (ISS) using relatively simple and inexpensive equipment.
Hams know how to do this! It's certainly not CB radio!
I'ts way beyond and out of this world excitement over radio!
Remember, you must be licensed by the Federal Communications commission, (the FCC) and in order to get a ham radio license, you must pass an exam to receive your license.
To earn a Technician Ham license, which is the entry level license, and will get you started and open the many "doors" awaiting you, you'll need to pass the Technician written exam. It is written with the beginner in mind. With a little study on your part and a passing grade behind you, you get your first ham radio license! The license is FREE and issued by the Federal Government with easy renewal after 10 years! You will get a call sign shortly after passing the exam that is issued by the FCC.
There are three classes of ham radio operators along with three multiple-choice exams. You don't need a background in Electronics although it does help for the higher classes of licenses. You'll study topics such as radio operating practices, FCC rules and regulations and very basic electrical and electronic theory.
Children do it all the time and so can you! Teens love it to when they get into it and off of the cell phone which by the way usually goes down in bad storms! But ham radio operators know how to bypass the cell phone system by using their own radio transmitter and equipment! You can do all of this with a Technician class license and lots more.Learn more about the study materials!
General Class Ham license - The second level and the most popular class of Ham license is the General Class. You get privileges on ALL Ham bands.Learn more about the study materials!
You get all the Ham bands and all the authorized Ham radio frequencies. Learn more about the study materials!
You already have by reading this far! Your already on your way!
Most licensed Ham Radio Operators have studied them to pass their exams. They are highly recommended and contain ALL of the study material needed to pass the exam including the exact questions and answers that will be on the exam!
The Technician Class study guide below opens the door to ham radio and is all you need to study to pass the first exam.
Monday, 19 November 2012
Oaboos Bin Asid Al Said - Sultan of Oman
King Hassan II - King of Morocco (sk)
Reinhard Alfred Furrer - German Space Agency astronaut.
Dr Ernst Willi Messerschmid - German Space Agency astronaut.
King Carlos of Spain
Brother of Ray Dolby - Inventor of the Dolby Sound System
Ann Dolby - Wife of F5VBY
Jean-Pierre HaignerŽ - French government space agency spationaut. 2 Missions to MIR
Helen Sharman - First British woman into space
Bletchley Park - Home of wartime top secret 'Station X' of ENIGMA de-coding fame
The news broadcasting service of the Radio Society of Great Britain. Established in 1955
Bedworth Lions Club special event callsign. (Licensee Lion Brian G8GMU)
Les Hamilton - He first alerted England of Argentine invasion of the Falklands 1982
Coventry Amateur Radio Society. (Originally G2ASF) The oldest affiliated club to the RSGB 75 years in 2007
Dr. Jonathan Hare - Physicist, astronomer & BBC TV presenter
B.B.C - Radio Club. (The licensee's address believed to be Warwick Castle ~ Enquiry pending)
Marconi Radio Society. ~ 2MT was the Marconi callsign at Writtle experimental wireless station
Gerald Marcuse - Amateur broadcaster of the 1920's, prior to the BBC Overseas Service as 2NM (sk)
A J.Simkins. M.B.E.
Nelly Corry - The 2nd UK Lady Radio Amateur in 1932 (sk)
Sir Richard Davies, KCVO, CBE, C.Eng, FIEE - Was a member of The Household of the Duke of Edinburgh (sk)
F C Judd - Author of radio amateur books (sk)
Lord Rix of Whitehall, (Formerly Sir Brian Rix Kt CBE DL) - Actor & politician
Film Studios Ealing
Major John Brown - Designer of the famous WW2 spy B2 suitcase radios & founder of the Duxford Radio Society (sk)
G.L.Benbow - Author radio amateur books
Brian Freeman - Connected with that 'British Institution' Freeman Hardy & Willis
Peter Martinez - Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system
Peter Martinez - Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system
Roger Western - Member of the CQ Hall of fame for his many years of activating very rare DX locations
Stephen Webb - Prolific electronics engineer. Designer of the G3TPW Cobwebb antenna
Nigel Cawthorne - Member of the CQ Hall of fame for his many years of activating very rare DX locations
A Dolby - Brother of Ray Dolby (of Dolby System fame)
Laurie Margolis - BBC journalist who received the reports from VP8LP of the Falkland Islands invasion in 1982.
Jim Bacon - T V weatherman - ex BBC
Jim Lee - BBC radio broadcaster & producer (A local radio ham & good friend to Lions Clubs)
James (Jim) Fish - Designer of the G4MH Mini-Beam Antennas
Lieutenant Commander Sir Kenneth Cradock-Hartopp DSC - 10th Bt, (sk) Click this link. There is too much for this list
Capt. George Thomas Smith-Clarke - Designed the paediatric iron lung also motor scooter, prolific inventor (sk)
Lord C. I. Ewing. OBE - Fellow of The Royal Television Society
Louie Varney Antenna Designer (sk) ~ G5RV is now Mid - Sussex Amateur Radio Society callsign
Barbara Dunn - The first UK Lady Radio Amateur (sk)
Alan Florence - Sound engineer. Worked on the Tony Hancock recordings of the Radio Ham & Blood Donor
Cmdr. J E Ironmonger O.B.E.
Dr. W R Williams - Diplomat
Ian Morrison - Senior project manager at Jodrell Bank. Appears in Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy
Chris Tarrant - TV quiz show host & TV personality
James Bobbett - Past Town Crier - Glastonbury
Fergal Sharkey - Lead singer in Irish punk band in 1970's
Eugene Sully - Big brother contestant & radio broadcaster. Member of Mid - Sussex Amateur Radio Society
Councilor Jenny Bailey - Mayor of The City of Cambridge 2007 - 2008
Bhumiphol Adulayadej - King of Thailand
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn- Princess to the throne of Thailand
Francego Cossiga - Former Italian President
Paolo Angelo Nespoli - Itallian Astronaut of the European Space Agency
Masaru Ibuka - Co-founder of Sony
Tokuzo Inoue - Founder of ICOM
Keizo Obuchi - Japanese Prime Minister
Noria Ohga - Chairman of Sony
Akio Morita - Founder of Sony
King Hussain of Jordan (sk)
Queen Noor of Jordan
Former Crown Prince Hassan - Brother of the late King Hussein of Jordan
Prince Raad Ibn Zeid- Cousin of King Hussein of Jordan, Prince of Jordan and chairman of the Royal Jordan Radio Amateur Society.
Walter Cronkite - "The worlds most recognised" US television newsreader - Walter has an asteroid named after him
Mike Foale - British born US astronaut
Jeana Yeager - Pilot of non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft.
Richard Glenn Rutan - Rutan Voyager aircraft designer and pilot for non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world
Richard J. Abruzzo - World famous balloonist and world record holder; the first balloon voyage from North America to Africa.
Laurel Blair Salton Clark, M.D. - Crew member of the ill fated Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-107.
David M. Brown. - Crew member of the ill fated Space Shuttle Columbia on STS-107.
Patty Loveless - Country Music Singer
James Lance Bass - 'N SYNC pop singer.
Suni Williams - Suni has set a record for spacewalks by a female astronaut, a total of 29 hours, 17 minutes
Dennis Tito - First space tourist
Tony Bonjovi - Cousin of Jon Bonjovi
Peter Guber - Possibly Hollywood's most successful and powerful producer and executive.
James M. Moran - Leading researcher in the field of astronomical masers and black holes.
Mickey Schulhof - Head of Sony USA
"Bob" Moog - Invented the "Moog Synthesizer" amongst many other electronic instruments (sk)
John Sculley - former CEO of Pepsi
Paul Tibbits - pilot of the Ò Enola Gay Ò aircraft (The plane that dropped the first atomic bomb over Hiroshima in WW2)
Software engineer with movie credits on "A Bug's Life" and "Toy Story 2" also holds Also WA2TNM
Bob Heil - Legendary sound engineer to such The Eagles & The Who, Head of Heil Sound
Carlos Saul Menem - President of Argentina
Sergei Rebrov - Professional soccer player
Joshua Baxter - Youngest radio ham to activate Snowdon Mountain Summit at 9 years old in 2005 as MW3HBM/P
Kathryn Dwyer Sullivan Ph.D.- NASA astonaut. First American woman to walk in space 1984.
Stuart Alden Cook (Stu Cook) - Bass guitar player in American rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Dr. Paul A. Flaherty - Co-inventor of the Alta Vista Search Engine.
George Sweigert - Inventor of the mobile phone
Priscilla Presley - (Lou Lou Beaulieu) Film star & businesswoman. Was Married to Elvis Presley
Emil Lahoud - President of Lebanon
Count Dirk Fairmouth Ph.D. - Belgian Astronaut
Frank De Winne. - European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut. Flight engineer on the newly designed Soyuz, Odissea mission.
Wubbo Johannes Ockels - First Dutch citizen in space and payload specialist on 2 missions
Col. Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko - Russian cosmonaut. Mir and ISS missions. He has been named a Hero of Russia, been awarded two Armed Forces medals and named a Chevalier in the French Legion of Honour
Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko - Russian cosmonaut. The first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas,
Oleg Kononenko - Russian cosmonaut, flown on the ISS
Talgat Amangeldyuly Musabayev - Kazakhstan born cosmonaut, flight engineer of the Mir-25 mission. Later founded National Kazakhstan Space Agency and became Director of Aerospace Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan.
Pawel Jalocha - Co- Inventor of the PSK31 digital transmission system
Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia
Stephen E. Uhrig - Surveillance expert who appeared with Gene Hackman in 1998 movie "Enemy of the State"
Vern Orr - Secretary of the USAF at The Pentagon
Russell Alan Hulse - Co-winner with K1JT of 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery of binary pulsar
Joe Walsh - Of The Eagles & James Gang
Larnell Harris - Singer 7 Times Grammy Winner
Donnie Osmond - Singer
Hiram Percy Maxim - Prolific Inventor & most famous for inventing the firearms silencer & machine gun (sk)
Percy Lebaron Spencer - Inventor of the Microwave Oven, Senior Vice President of Raytheon Co.
Sir Cliff Richard - Singer (W2JOF is his USA callsign)
Wilson Greatbatch - Inventor of the cardiac pacemaker.
Howard Hughes - Billionaire, Inventor, aviator, aircraft designer
Owen Garriott - First radio Amateur in Space, on Shuttle mission STS-9, launched November 28, 1983,
Clarence Leonidas Fender (Leo Fender) - He of Fender electric guitars. Prolific inventor & designer of instruments
Queen Mary Ocean Liner - Wireless room operated by The Associated Radio Amateurs Of Long Beach Calif.
Alvino Rey - Musician, reportedly invented / pioneered the electric guitar
Henry Richter - Brother of Charles Richter (He of the Richter Scale)
Oswald Garrison - was the first to use the SSB mode for an amateur QSO with W0TQK in 1947
Nolan Bushnell - Inventor, Computer Pioneer, Founded Atari
Jack Kilby - Inventor, invented the microchip for Texas Instruments in 1958, then the hand held digital calculator
Mike Villard jr. - was the first to use the SSB mode for an amateur QSO with W6YX in 1947
Yuri Gagarin - First man in space (sk)
Musa Moronov - Russian Cosmonaut
Maurice Durieux - Canadian musician, composed CQ Serenade, possibly the only radio ham song?
Graham Conolly - Australian Radio broadcaster and former voice on VNG
Sir Allan Fairhall - Australian Statesman & Businessman
Dick Huey - Professor - Emeritus (Previous callsign VK2HU)
Dr. Ken McCracken - Founding Chief of CSIRO Mineral Physics
Alf Traeger - Inventor of the pedal powered wireless
Permanent Lions Club Disaster station Bangalore India, operated by Lion Ajoy VU2JHM
Bharathi Prasad - The only lifeline for thousands during the 2005 Tsunami. ~ "Teresa of the Bay of Bengal."
Rajiv Ghandi - Late Prime Minister of India (sk)
Sonia Ghandi - Widow of VU2RG
Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena - Inventor of the colour television Tri-colour Cathode Ray Tube 1940 (sk)
Radivoje Lazarevic - Yugoslav ambassador to Brazil
Sir Thomas Davis - former Premier of The Cook Islands
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden - Made the first broadcast of the human voice and music, on Christmas Eve 1906
Robert Hart - First person in USA to receive a transatlantic T V image transmitted by John Logie Baird in 1928
Station used by John Logie Baird in 1928 to transmit the first transatlantic TV signal from England to New York
Belonged to the Marconi Company, used by Marconi on his yacht? Click this link. There is too much for this list
Prince Alberto Grimaldi - Monte Carlo, Monaco
Arthur Middleton Young- Inventor of the first commercially practical helicopter, philosopher, poet and painter
Dr Mamoru Mohri - Japanese astronaut
David Packard - Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard.(sk). Bill Hewlett was probably a radio ham, callsign not known.
Prince Yousuf Al-Sabah
King of Malaya (possible sk)
Saturday, 17 November 2012
How Ham Radio Works
Why would I get into ham radio?
Frequencies and Transmitting Modes
Ham Radio Activities
What are the amateur radio operator exams like?
Ham Radio Equipment
- Metal window screens in upper floors of hotels and motels
- Aluminum extension ladders, insulated from the ground, leaning against a house (the lower the frequency, the longer the ladder)
- Soldered-together rain gutters and downspouts
- Flat copper "burglar-tape" hidden behind wallpapered walls
- Extended "Slinky" toys supported by a rope through the middle, in an attic
- Camera-tripod-supported whip antenna
- Disguised flagpoles fed with buried coaxial cable
- Fine wires cast with a fishing rod between dormitory buildings
What keeps ham operators from transmitting on the same frequency?
Hams collect confirmations of contacts using QSL cards. Hams collect the QSL cards and receive awards for contacting so many countries on certain frequency bands. VHF and UHF hand-held radios typically use channeledcommunications, using selectable fixed frequencies.
|Voice||Uplink||145.200 MHz * IARU Region 1|
|Packet||Columbus||437.550 MHz **|
|* In Region 2 (Americas) and in Region 3 (Asia, Australia, Pacific) the Voice Uplink frequency is 144.490 MHz|
|** The amateur radio station located in the Columbus module is currently operational with the UHF Ericsson transceiver and packet system using the frequency of 437.550 MHz.|
To utilize the the packet system, operators need to set the UNPROTO path to ARISS (the id is RS0ISS) for digi relay or they may connect to the BBS using the callsign RS0ISS-1.
The packet beacon is set for 2 minute intervals so it may not appear to be active over many parts of the world but keep listening and mind the Doppler shift (+ or – 10 KHz).
|Voice||USA call sign||NA1SS|
|Russian call signs||RS0ISS|
|European call signs||DP0ISS|
|Packet||Keyboard call sign||RS0ISS-3|
|Mailbox call sign||RS0ISS-11|
Radio on the
ARISS school contacts can be performed in one of two ways:
communications between your students and the astronauts are then patched over regular telephone lines.
One of the goals of this program is to involve students with amateur radio. A direct contact will give your students an opportunity to speak via amateur radio and learn how the radio system works. If your school has an amateur radio station that you plan to use for a direct contact, then the station must meet certain technical requirements that are outlined in section I of the ARISS Contact Requirements form. If you do not have a station, then you may be able to work with a local ham radio club to have them temporarily install and operate a portable station at your school. To learn more about amateur radio and to locate an amateur radio club near you, please contact your ARISS representative.
If you are unable to support a direct contact then a telebridge can also be a very rewarding experience for students and faculty. The ARISS team will help the school set up the telebridge contact and give your students an opportunity to speak via amateur radio and learn about amateur radio and a little on how wireless technology works.
For either direct or telebridge contacts, please work with your local amateur radio operators who can mentor your school in technology lessons and many related skills.