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Guide to Amateur Radio for New Hams

What is Amateur Radio?
  Amateurs/Hams?
  Modes
  Getting Licensed

What Hams Do
  Talking
  DXing
  Emergencies
  Experimenting
  Contesting
  Digital Operation
  Internet

How to Become a Radio Amateur
  In Canada
     Qualifications
     Visiting Canada
  In the U.S.A.
     License Classes
  In Other Countries

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Call Signs
  Prefix & Suffix
  Call Areas
  Using Phonetics
  Canadian Prefixes
  U. S. Prefixes
  International Calls Signs
  Special Call Signs
  Portable or Mobile

Amateur Radio Bands
  Band Restrictions
  RAC Band Plan
  ARRL Band Plan
  Popular Bands
  HF Bands
  Canadian Allocation
  U.S. Allocation

Basic Operating
  Using a HT and a Repeater
  Initiating a Call
  Responding
  Q Signals
  Direct Contacts
  Calling CQ
  RST Reports
  Answering CQ
  CW Contacts

QSL Cards
  Choosing a Card
  Card Contents
  Sending QSLs
  QSL Direct
  QSL Managers
  Via the Bureau
  eQSLs

Propagation
  The Ionosphere
  Daily Patterns
  Seasonal Patterns
  Sunspot Cycle
  WWV Information
  Making it Work
  Web Sites

Operating Modes
   Modulation
   CW
   AM
   SSB
   FM
   Digital Modes
   Rtty
   Packet
   Tor Modes
   PSK-31
   SSTV
   IRLP

IRLP in Depth

Amateur Activities
   DXing
   Emergency Operation
   Contesting
   QRP
   Special Events

Guide to Choosing Your First Radio
   Handheld FM Transceivers
   Mobile FM Transceivers
   Mono Band, Dual Band, More?
   HF, VHF, & UHF in one all mode radio
   Summary
   Other Considerations

Contesting
   Types of Contests
   Contest Activity
   Categories
   Scoring
   Contest Software
   Submitting a Log

Glossary of Terms

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Manager VE3XD

Welcome to the Guide to Amateur Radio for new hams. Whether you are a new ham radio operator or are interested in getting into the exciting amateur radio hobby these pages can be helpful as you explore the many opportunities of Amateur Radio.

Find out how easy it is to get started and where to go once you get that first license.

 
73 de Don VE3XD eHam.net New Ham Topics Manager