Amateur Radio -
Radio is a very interesting hobby that allows hams to communicate to the
whole world either via voice, morse code or digital modes like RTTY,
PSK and others. At the moment the integration of Amateur Radio and the
Internet is one of the main activities. The two elements Amateur Radio
and Internet melt together and allow an highly efficient communication
platform with virtually no limitation.
Satellite communication via
Amateur Radio Satellites is possible too - In other words if you are
interested in modern technologies, then you should read further in
order to get a deeper understanding of Amateur Radio.
favourite transceiver is the FT1000D, already +15 years old but still
very good compared to what is available nowadays. The older ones have
been delivered with EPROM version 5.84, which beside of other issues
does not support the serial port communication with the PC. In order
to get it working, the EPROM version must be upgraded to version 6.00.
Drop me an email and I can send you the binary. You
need somebody who is able to program EPROMs.
In order to use
Amateur Radio, a license is required, and after a successful
examination, the German regulation department of telecommunication
issues a ham radio license.