Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio is a both a high-tech hobby, and a public service. Among other things, government-licenced radio operators ("hams") communicate with each other worldwide via direct ionospheric links, terrestrial repeater and packet networks, and, of most interest to users of this program, home-built satellites.

Amateur Radio operators played key roles in developing many modern technologies, including low-cost communications satellites. Other services provided by hams include technical training, emergency communications in disaster situations, and international goodwill.

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is an organization of hams providing educational materials, publishing technical and non-technical books and magazines, and organizing public service communications networks. You may contact them to learn more about Amateur Radio:
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111