Radio amateurs experiment with and operate homemade and commercial radio communications equipment. We use our knowledge and skill to communicate with other radio amateurs around the world, using radio frequencies. We enjoy understanding how radio works, communicating with others and investigating the mysteries of long distance propagation.
Follow GB2GP. Amongst the digital modes run from Gilwell Park for Jamboree on the Air will be slowscan television. This is a mode that involves sending still photos to other stations using the HF and VHF raido bands.
Vintage amateur radio is a subset of amateur radio activity and is considered a form of nostalgia or hobby much like antique car collecting, where enthusiasts collect, restore, preserve, build, and operate amateur radio equipment from bygone years, most notably those using vacuum tube technology. Popular modes of operation include voice communication using amplitude modulation AMand Morse code using continuous wave CW radiotelegraphy. Among enthusiasts, there is considerable interest in owning, restoring and operating vintage military and commercial radio equipment, much of it more than 40 years old.
The photos in this gallery are a collection of older amateur or ham radio station shacks. The people and their radios are the stars of the show. All of these images and others can be viewed at any time in the Ham Shacks pool.
Masat-1 image 08 of Southern Africa taken March 8, Masat-1, the first Hungarian Satellite made history again when it captured the first satellite space photographs on March 8, The first photo showed the southern section of the African continent.
Ham radio is cool, but it can be very nerve wracking to talk to someone using it. Talking to someone using ham radio is commonly known as a 'QSO' or a 'contact'. Although it can seem really scary at first, you won't regret a moment of it.
They do! With the increasing availability of excellent cameras and computer software, getting on one of the amateur image modes has never been easier. The ease of image communication has resulted in several really interesting uses, such as sending images from balloons and radio-controlled vehicles. In addition, emergency communications teams are starting to use images as tools for assessing damage after a disaster or managing public events.
Radio amateur activities. Ham shacks of dream. When we speak with amateur radios about their hobby, we are all curious to know what is their working environment and interested in visiting their ham shack.