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    Default Anyone into HAM radio ?

    got to know about this thing thru a korean love movie last nite,was quite amazed by it.
    Anyone doing it in singapore?
    any links to share ?
    equipments needed ?


    Thanks~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kex
    got to know about this thing thru a korean love movie last nite,was quite amazed by it.
    Anyone doing it in singapore?
    any links to share ?
    equipments needed ?


    Thanks~!
    wat is a ham radio???

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    something like those old radio set used by army,but can communicate with anyone anywhere..

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    Ham radio, or more correctly Amateur Radio is practiced world wide and includes voice, more code, packet, slow scan TV and their own satellites on a range of frequencies from 80meters to well over 10Ghz.

    You are required to pass a series of examinations and pay a licensing fee in most countries. Equipment can be either commercially purchased or home-brewed.

    http://www.sarts.org.sg/

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    i think HAM is illegal in singapore, given the strict IDA rules.
    and sommore our police and army regularly scan the airwaves for illegal taps and broadcasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clown
    i think HAM is illegal in singapore, given the strict IDA rules.
    and sommore our police and army regularly scan the airwaves for illegal taps and broadcasts.
    It's definitely not illegal. I've read about ham radio operators in Singapore before. You do need a license of course.

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    Yes Amateur Radio is legal in Singapore.
    You need to apply for a HAM license to IDA.
    Appear for a short exam. Are partly exempted if you hold an EE Degree or similar.
    Indicate the type of eqpt you intend to use, for clearance from IDA.
    Finally get the license / Call Sign from IDA.
    Voila, go on air!

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    wa lau..must go for exam somemore ar?
    any links ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanisia
    wat is a ham radio???
    Have u caught a movie called "Contact" before?

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    must see the korean movie~!
    see liao :""(
    damn touching.,.
    i let u know the movie name,now cannot recall..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kex
    wa lau..must go for exam somemore ar?
    any links ??

    Follow this link:

    http://www.ida.gov.sg/idaweb/pnr/inf...nfopageid=I190

    and look for Amateur Station Licence Guidelines .pdf file

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    Isnt HAM outdated now ? You can talk to ppl all over the world through the Internet.

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    aiyo..somthing like B&W photography mah..
    color got liao, still got pp like B&W ..and manual cars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by reno77
    Isnt HAM outdated now ? You can talk to ppl all over the world through the Internet.

    There's a lot more to amateur radio than just chatting. For a start there's the techincal side of radio communications to master, as well as many different facets such as moon bounce, direct satellite communications etc. Also in many countries amateur radio operators double up as part of the emergency services, providing such things as reliable communication in the event of natural disasters, floods etc that render conventional communications in operable.
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    I was dreaming about that 20 yrs ago. That time, if take test, must know morse code. Now.....i think IRC is better choice.

    Last time on HAM radio, not only can make friends from anywhere in the world (of course the other party must have a HAM also lah), sometimes they can hear emergency calls from planes. Each HAM operator upon getting a licence will get a ID code, just like ICQ code.

    And the machine is not cheap. Can't remember the contacts, but there is a association or club here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro-New
    And the machine is not cheap. Can't remember the contacts, but there is a association or club here.
    http://www.sarts.org.sg/

    Full radio transmitter / receivers can be obtained for as little as a few bucks in the case of frequency converted commercial gear, eg: UHF courier radios etc.

    It should also be remembered that amateur radio operators were doing things similar to bluetooh and WAP well over a decade ago with packet radio.
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    errr......HAM radio are short wave AM radio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pro-New
    errr......HAM radio are short wave AM radio.
    Only in the LF to mid VHF bands, over about 50Mhz it's mostly all FM except for slow scan TV transmission.
    Last edited by Ian; 18th April 2004 at 12:19 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noir
    Have u caught a movie called "Contact" before?

    yes, but don't like it.
    Objection !!!

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