Welcome to 73 Solutions.com!

This site is dedicated to learning more about Amateur (Ham) Radio.

What is Ham Radio?

Ham Radio is a Hobby, and it’s a Service.

Hobby

As a Hobby, Ham Radio is the hobby of a thousand hobbies!  You can take Ham Radio with you in your car, on your boat, hiking up a mountain, to a park – the possibilities are endless.  You can build your own antennas and radios, or buy them commercially manufactured.  You can talk with other hams across town, around the world, or even in space.  You can communicate using Morse Code, Voice, Video or Digital (like texting on your phone).  You can bounce signals off the ionosphere around the world, or communicate via Satellites.  Just want to make new friends and talk – you can do that.  Feeling more competitive?  There are contests almost every weekend.

Service

As a Service, Ham Radio provides valuable communications at Public Service events such as Parades, Road Races and County Fairs, and Emergency Communications during events such as Weather and Natural Disasters.

More Info

The ARRL (American Radio Relay League) has an excellent write-up on Ham Radio.

ARRL – What is Ham Radio

 

How Do I Get Started?

If you are ready to start the process towards getting your Ham Radio license, click HERE or on the Getting Started tab at the top.

 

I Just Passed My Technician Exam – Now What?

If you just passed your first Ham Radio license exam, click HERE or on the New Ham tab at the top.

 

Are There Ham Radio Scholarships?

If you are interested in college scholarships or other awards, click HERE or on the Scholarships/Awards tab at the top.