What is a Ham Radio?

What is a Ham Radio?

A machine which is used to send radio signals is called a ‘transmitter’, while a device that is used to pick up the transmitted signals is called a ‘receiver’. Besides, a machine that does both these jobs is called a ‘transceiver’. When radio signals are sent out to many receivers at the same time, it is called broadcasting. To broadcast, one needs proper permission, i.e. a license from the Government. There are two types of broadcasting.      

  1. Commercial Broadcasting (like FM radio stations) 
  1. Amateur Broadcasting (like CB radio, Ham Radio)  

Ham Radio or Amateur Radio is a non-commercial radio broadcasting mainly used for education or as a hobby purpose. Of Course, all Ham radio operators must have a proper license from the competent Authority. 

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