The Shortwave Listening Guide - Amateur Section

Amateur Radio Morse Appreciation

As part of the UK Amateur Radio Foundation syllabus, candidates are required to complete a Morse Appreciation. Here is a short video showing what's involved in this practical exercise.

VDSL Broadband Interference to Radio Reception

The effect of VDSL on shortwave radio reception. If that does not get you, dear old ADSL will.

Amateur Radio - A 21st Century Hobby

Whether you enjoy writing software, getting hands-on with practical equipment, developing new technology or simply want to use what’s already there to communicate with others across the world, you’ll find all of this within amateur radio.

RSGB Amateur Radio - A World Of Possibilities

We’ve tried to give a taster of just some of the many exciting, challenging and fun things you can do with amateur radio.

ICOM IC-R9500 Listening On Eighty

Some top of the range radio listening. Posting this video is about as close as we will ever get to owning one.

International Space Station - Talking To Astronauts

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) lets students worldwide experience the excitement of talking directly with crew members.

SDR Radio Demonstration

First time out from the Waynesville Hamfest for this software defined radio package.

Particular World Of Amateur Radio

In the face of the internet, mobiles and instant messaging you might expect the hobby of amateur radio to be on the decline.

Morse Code Abbreviations For Radio Operators

We radio hams have had a form of text-speak long before the mobile phone.

World of Amateur Radio

Dick Van Dyke and Barry Goldwater promote ham radio in this vintage film. Poor quality but quite amusing.

Western Union 92 Code

We sign with 73s and 88s in our radio communications but where did it come from?

Amateur Radio Q Code

The shorthand we use so very little of, so here it is in full.

Phonetic Alphabet For Radio Operators

Any good radio operator can recite this backwards.

Amateur Radio Country Prefix List

Use the first letters of the callsign to see where that rare DX has come from.