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Here you can find all the frequently asked questions regarding Ham Radio. If there's anything else you'd like to know, please Contact Us


Most 2 metre repeaters in the United Kingdom now are set for 12.5Khz channel spacing, and hence will only clearly accept narrow deviation signals. If ...


Yes, this is not a problem. However what we is required is a written request for this information stating that you are only going to use the radio out...


Anyone who holds a current UK licence, or a valid CEPT licence, or a valid reciprocal licence, may use your station for frequencies for which they are...


Callsigns are a unique way of identifying your station. They are issued to individual radio amateurs with their licences. A callsign is a mixture of l...


The most important thing you can't do is transact business of any kind over ham radio (under new FCC rules, some types of personal business transactio...


D-STAR stands for Digital Smart Technology for Amateur Radio. It’s an open standard communication protocol ...


The IC-R2500 Wideband Mobile Receiver is attached to the USB socket on your PC. For some reason the audio codec in the PC system set-up always seems t...


Tuning the airwaves for new and interesting transmissions has fascinated enthusiasts since the very earliest days of radio. As a result of advances in...


AF - Audio Frequency

AM - Amplitude Modulation (receiver mode)

ANL - Auto Noise Limiter (helps reduce impulse
noise interference).

One of the major achievements of the past 50 years has been the spread of global radio communication. It is now possible to see pictures from outer sp...


The Foundation Licence is a new opportunity for the ordinary person on the street to gain an understanding of the basic precepts about the technology ...


IOTA is an award programme in which participants “collect” contacts with islands worldwide. These contacts count towards 18 separate certificat...


Icom do not recommend a third party software supplier but if you contact you local dealer they will be able to recommend a supplier


There are two Tone Squelch Selection Functions. The first is the standard Tone Squelch and the second is the Repeater Tone Squelch. Tone Squelch is u...


To successfully perform PSK31 communications you will need to use the 8 Pin ACC Socket No. 1. This contains all the connections required to successfu...


Electromagnetic compatibility is the engineering process which limits the natural electromagnetic fields produced by electrical appliances. This ensur...


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