Amateur radio, also called Ham radio,
is a hobby and a public service enjoyed by about 6 million people throughout the world.
An amateur radio operator, also known as a ham or radio amateur, uses advanced radio equipment to communicate with
other radio amateurs for public service, recreation and self-training.
This is the official definition of Amateur radio by
«A radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried
out by amateurs, that is, by duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and
without pecuniary interest».
To use amateur radio bands you need an authorization that you can obtain after an
In Spain this is the procedure to follow.
Nombre: Ràdio Club Barcelona Indicativo: EA3RKB Sede: Barcelona Contacto: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: 932183967 - 938880099 Fundación: 1979 Cuota: 10 €/año Hitos: cursos presenciales para la obtención de la licencia, boletines RCB, Concurso de HF Sant Jordi,
Diploma Permanente, miembro fundador de la ACRE,
expediciones, demostraciones, BBS de packet radio, Congreso SYSEA'99.