The club is off and running for with the first meetings of the year, the first Board of Director's meeting, and the first hamfest committee meeting in the book. Things to look for in Getting started in ham radio. License upgrade classes.
Amateur Radio History: Ham Radio History
Ham Radio History | Amateur Radio History | Electronics Notes
The Northwest Georgia Amateur Radio Club is an organization dedicated to the advancement and promotion of amateur radio. In this area of Georgia, Amateur Radio can be traced back to In those days an operator had to build his equipment or enlist the help of other amateurs. These early radio pioneers were busy inventing the Amateur Radio hobby as it is known today, and without them, the NWGARC would not be celebrating its' 70th anniversary.
When radio technology started to appear there was often no distinction between professional and amateur. As radio or wireless as it was called was often thought of as only an interesting phenomenon for which there was little use, many professional scientists and engineers did not exploit it as they might although some did and this left open wide the field for amateur experimenters. Ham radio has been in existence for over a hundred years. In fact ever since radio technology itself has been existence, amateur experimenters have wanted to use and investigate radio technology. The history of amateur radio is a fascinating story of individuals and groups of radio hams experimenting and sometimes succeeding against all the odds.
Forgot Password? In , James Clerk Maxwell presented his theory of the electromagnetic field. In Guglielmo Marconi communicated across the Atlantic with a radio device using high power and giant antennas. To curb interference, Congress approved the Radio Act of , which required amateurs to be licensed and restricted to the single wavelength of meters. In the American Radio Relay League was founded by Hiram Percy Maxim, who found that messages could be sent more reliably over long distances if relay stations were organized.