Getting Started

The Amateur Radio Hobby is diverse, with many different aspects to pursue. Nevertheless, here are some good starting points:


In terms of initial hardware:

  • RTL-SDR TV tuners are very popular, and allow you to see huge portions of the spectrum. No license required
  • Once licensed, Baofeng UV-5R handheld transceivers (or similar) are a good way to enter the hobby on a student budget.