Hamradio is a scientific activity that enables those who practice it to establish radio links with amateur radio stations around the world. It enables the acquisition of technical knowledge in radio and electronics domains and the development of friendship between amateurs from different countries.
So, a radio amateur is a person who has been officially authorized to communicate by radio with other persons, who are also legally authorized. This license is called the radioamateur license.
To obtain his license, the radio amateur must pass a technical and a regulation test. In the past, he also had to meet the requirements of a morality investigation carried out by the General Intelligence Service, which was finalized by an interview. This was still the case in 1997 when I obtained my license.
In France, the license is delivered by the Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Space.
Communications have to be carried out on the frequency bands allocated by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to amateur service and amateur-satellite service.
The amateur radio operator carries out an activity of a technical nature. Its skills are controlled and accessible to all.
In France, the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) deliver a radio amateur operator certificate and assigns a call authorizing him to use the frequencies allocated by the Electronic Communications and Post Control Authority (ARCEP).
The amateur program is a scientific activity that allows the establishment of radio links with radio amateurs all over the world. It allows the acquisition of technical knowledge in the fields of radio and electronics and to develop friendships between amateurs of different countries.