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Why Amateur Radio?

The Best answer to this question is probably in the FCC's Rules and Regulations.


     Sec. 97.1  Basis and purpose.

    The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio
service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following principles:

    97.1(a) Recognition and enhancement of the value of the amateur service
to the public as a voluntary noncommercial communication service,
particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.

In other words, a lot of reserve communications capability and equipment
is scattered around the country, and maintained ready for use,
at little or no cost to Federal, State, or Local Government.

97.1(b)Continuation and extension of the amateur's proven ability to
>contribute to the advancement of the radio art.

Amateurs are encouraged to experiment with new technology,
just to see what they might develop.

97.1(c) Encouragement and improvement of the amateur service through
rules which provide for advancing skills in both the communication and
technical phases of the art.

Amateurs as a group develop their personal communications
and technical skills by experimenting with the Radio Arts.

    97.1(d) Expansion of the existing reservoir within the amateur radio
service of trained operators, technicians, and electronics experts.

The number of Amateurs with technical skills is increased as they experiment with Radio.

   97.1(e) Continuation and extension of the amateur's unique ability to
enhance international goodwill.

Communicating with people around the world helps to develop international goodwill.

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