Believe it or not, up until several years ago, I didn’t really know anything about ham radios or what it would take to get licensed. I knew it was an important skill to have in emergency scenarios, but I had always thought ham radios were expensive and required a ton of knowledge to operate. You can attribute that to Hollywood where they always show a crazy engineer who would spend days finding parts and testing electronic circuits to use his radio, but in reality I’ve discovered things are much different.
I stumbled onto learning about ham radios relatively recently after making an off the cuff decision to purchase a BaoFeng UV-5R. These are cheap, [...]