How to become HAM Radio Operator

Any individual above the age of 12 can became a ham radio operator in India after qualifying in Amateur Station Operators Certificate examination conducted by “The Officer-In-Charge”, WPC, Wireless Planning Commission, Government of India, Department of Telecommunication under Ministry of Communication through monitoring station which have their office in various states / cities in India.

These days it has become very to take HAM Radio exam. It takes just a week to train oneself to become eligible for the examination. Also here are many clubs stations in India which keep preparing for the ham radio license test and keep conducing these exams from time to time.

Amateur radio or ham radio is practiced by more than 16,000 licensed users in India. The first amateur radio operator was licensed in 1921, and by the mid-1930s, there were around 20 amateur radio operators in IndiaAmateur radio operators played an important part in the Indian independence movement

What is Amateur Radio / HAM Radio

Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use ham radio to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be a lifeline during natural disaster like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other geologic processes when all communications like cell phone, internet are down then the role of Amateur Radio comes into the picture.

HAM Radio a slang word is commonly used in this hobby.  It is sometimes claimed that HAM came from the first letter from the last names of three radio pioneers: Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, Edwin Armstrong and Guglielmo Marconi.

This hobby enjoyed by several hundred thousand people in the United States and by over a million people worldwide. Amateur radio operators call themselves “radio hams” or simply “hams.”