My amateur radio journey began back in the mids. I was about 12 at the time, with an interest in electronics that baffled my parents. With little to guide me and fear for my life as I routinely explored the innards of the TVs and radios in the house, they turned to the kindly older gentleman across the street from us, Mr. My ham ambitions remained well below the surface as life happened over the next 40 or so years. But as my circumstances changed, the idea of working the airwaves resurfaced, and in I finally took the plunge and earned my General class license. Oh, sure, I bought a couple of Baofeng and Wouxun handy-talkies and lurked on the local repeaters.
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Even more often, ham radio is lumped in with walkie-talkies and CB radios as one entity. How true is any of that? Are they all one and the same, or is getting one missing out on the other? People seem to have differing opinions on the matter. The ever-present rivalry between the ham radio and CB communities can get in the way of professional opinions, and CB users usually take the side of the walkie-talkies, if poor walkie-talkies are brought into the conversation at all.
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Programming Productivity. Technology Explained. Buying Guides. Two-way radios, such as walkie-talkies and ham radios, are useful to everyone from hikers to radio enthusiasts. With a mile range, the devices are perfect for people who want to get outdoors.
The Internet may be the mainstay of long-distance communication these days, but that old standby of radio still has its uses. There are a dozen reasons to get your ham license, all of them equally valid. Or you might like the technical challenges, learning about how the radio spectrum works.