Radio Merit Badge Boy Scouts of America. Module 3 – Amateur Radio 2006. Key Topics in This Module. Amateur Radio Licenses Amateur Radio Activities Q Signals & Abbreviations Types of Amateur stations Repeaters Identification Emergency Procedures NOAA Weather Radio Logging a contact.
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Module 3 – Amateur Radio
Record of QSOs
Morse code (means Continuous Wave)
Natural noise or interference
Distant (foreign stations)
Low Power (< five watts)
Calling any station ("seek you")
Slow down Morse code speed
Old man (male ham)
Quitting - off the air
Young lady (female ham)
Signal is fading
Acknowledge receipt (card)
Room the radio is in
Laugh in Morse code
Best regards, love and kisses
Location (think H for Home)Q Signals and Amateur Terms
Continuous Weather Forecasts & Warnings
162.55, 162.475, 162.40, 162.45, 162.50 MHz
Essential for boating, hiking and camping.
Most Ham radios can also receive this.
Special SAME (Specific Area Alert Encoding) receivers actually turn themselves on when a warning is sent for your county!