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How to Setup your own Ham radio station

Get your feet off the ground and set-up your own station. We have articles guiding you on purchasing a transceiver and matching antenna through to information on propagation, morse code and more.
Commercially available kit varies in cost, you can bay a single band handheld for around £100 and this can rise depending on specification.

There is mobile equipment available which can be used either in the shack or installed in a car. Th...

The Antenna is an important part of you station. It radiates the signal by converting electrical signals into radio waves and needs to be designed for the frequency or wavelength in use.

If the size of the antenna is correct then the antenn...

Propagation is the technical term for how radio waves behave once they have left the transmitting antenna.

Radio waves and light waves both belong to a larger family of waves called electromagnetic waves. The term also includes x-rays and ma...

Historically, radio amateurs have always used Morse code. It has a number of advantages especially when there are language barriers.

Currently all countries are obliged to set a Morse code test for those amateurs who wish to use the 'high f...

As an Amateur Radio User there are certain protocols and etiquettes to be aware of. Knowing how to operate your radio, what frequencies to use and what to do when 'on the air' are all essential to ensure the protocols and etiquettes are carried out.<...

Electromagnetic Compatibility is the avoidance of interference between two pieces of electronic equipment. Radio transmitters can cause interference to other electronic devices that are not intended to pick up radio waves.

There are many ...

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