Official Amateur Radio Page

Steven' My official Amateur Radio Page

Amateur Radio

Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of radiofrequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting, and emergency communication. The term “amateur” is used to specify “a duly authorized person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;”[1] (either direct monetary or another similar reward) and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).

The amateur radio service (amateur service and amateur-satellite service) is established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) through the Radio Regulations. National governments regulate technical and operational characteristics of transmissions and issue individual stations licenses with an identifying call sign. Prospective amateur operators are tested for their understanding of key concepts in electronics and the host government’s radio regulations.

Radio amateurs use a variety of voice, text, image, and data communications modes and have access to frequency allocations throughout the RF spectrum. This enables communication across a city, region, country, continent, the world, or even into space. In many countries, amateur radio operators may also send, receive, or relay radio communications between computers or transceivers connected to secure virtual private networks on the Internet.

Amateur radio is officially represented and coordinated by the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), which is organized in three regions and has as its members the national amateur radio societies which exist in most countries. According to an estimate made in 2011 by the American Radio Relay League, two million people throughout the world are regularly involved with amateur radio.[2] About 830,000 amateur radio stations are located in IARU Region 2 (the Americas) followed by IARU Region 3 (South and East Asia and the Pacific Ocean) with about 750,000 stations. A significantly smaller number, about 400,000, is located in IARU Region 1 (Europe, Middle East, CIS, Africa).

for more info Check out this short Amateur radio video

My Radio History

  1. Member of Western Massachusetts React Team#4961
  2. Formerly President/Founder Pioneer Valley React team #6049
  3. GMRS operator call KAF9314
  4. Former Volunteer Broadcast Radio Disc Jockey WTCC Fm 90.7fm (@ Springfield Technical Community College)
  5. Member of Boston Amateur Radio Club (11/2019)

Contact Me At: Email: Steven Provost

My Amateur Radio Call Sign- (Coming soon!)

!Steven’s  Link Page

  1. The History of Amateur Radio
  2. ARRL.ORG (The American Radio Relay League, ARRL)
  3. ARRL CallSign Lookup
  4. Radio Operator FCC User Profile and FRN Registration (video)
  5. FCC A new Commission Registration System (CORES)
  6. The Federal Communications Commission
  7. The Boston Amateur Radio Club (Membership 11/2019)
  9. Eastern Massachusetts ARES
  11. (Membership 10/2019)
  14. US Amateur Radio Bands
  15. The Hurricane Watch Net
  16. New England Repeater Directory (NERD)
  17. Ham Radio Outlet
  18. Marconi and the South Wellfleet Wireless
  19. where is the international Space station (ISS tracker)
  20. (amateur radio practice site)
  21. Amateur Radio on
  22. Skywarn on Twitter
  24. NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) Skywarn Page
  25. Harvard University Wireless Club
  26. REACT International, Inc. (REACT)
  27. Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
  28. The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (Massachusetts)
  29. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD)
  30. Massachusetts Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
  31. The American Red Cross of Massachusetts disaster services

More Links Coming Soon !


last updated  March 28,2020