Includes a number of sub-hobbies, including: morse code (CW), digital modes (think chat on the radio), amateur television, even bouncing radio signals off the moon. Endless possibilities.
Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often worldwide) wireless communications and are able to support their communities with emergency and disaster communications when necessary. They also develop their personal knowledge of electronics and radio theory. Nearly 6 million people throughout the world are involved with amateur radio.
The term "amateur" reflects the principle that Amateur Radio and its skilled operators are committed to helping communities without financial compensation; whereas Commercial Radio operates purely for profit.
2) Great now he can join us on the band.
B) 1) Did you hear that station last night? It was coming from Australia and it sounded like it was in my living room.
2) No. What band were you on?
1) 40 Meters. It was clear as a bell.
C) 1) Did you get my text?
2) Yes, it came in a few minutes ago.