What is Ham Radio?


Amateur Radio, also called "ham radio", is a popular hobby and a service that brings people, electronics and communication together. Ham radio operators talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the use of the Internet or cell phones. It's fun, it's social, it's educational. At times of need ham radio can be a lifeline.

You can set up a ham radio station anywhere! In a field...

...at a special event or club station....

... and at home, in the car or while enjoying the outdoors...

OMARC is affiliated with the Amateur Radio Relay League,  Founded in 1914, this national organization's mission has been to serve the interests of all modern amateur radio enthusiasts.

The ARRL focuses on:

  • Supporting the awareness and growth of amateur radio worldwide;
  • Advocating for meaningful access to the radio spectrum;
  • Encouraging its members to get involved, to get active, and to get on the air.
  • Organizing and training volunteers to serve their communities by providing public service and emergency communications

To learn more visit the ARRL website.

The Overlook Mountain Amateur Radio Club, 501(C)(3), strives to be a leading steward in promoting the future of amateur radio.