Understanding the different modes of Digital Voice gives an amateur a clear picture of the bandwidth and transmission rate used by the digital voice mode. It also helps them understand which mode is easier to start with and which should be experienced later on.
There was a time when transceivers only had buttons to control their functioning. Radio amateurs have given the term Computer Aided Transceiver (CAT) to a very specific device. With that CAT interface, the time has changed. You may need a USB to RS232 adapter to connect your PC to a CAT device.
SOTA is an amateur radio activity, which is specifically designed for shortwave enthusiasts. Hams are awarded based on their contribution and score earned. Today, SOTA is one of the most popular activities among amateur radio operators.
QRP – low power operating is one of the most popular ham radio activities in which a ham operates at low power output of up to 5W. Connecting to other stations at such a low power is a challenge for a ham, but on the other side, it is an interesting activity for hobbyist as well.
This is a program for those hams who have an interest in historical buildings. This program is known to call hams who want to show their interest and attention to the historical sites and contacting people.
DXing is a process of searching, listening and operating far ham radio stations. These are the radio stations that are far away, making it hard for a DXer (a person who does Dxing) to find and operate such a station.
Ham Radio contesting is a radio sport in which hams participate in a competition to score as much as they can to secure a winning position. In this competition, a ham radio operator has to contact other amateur radio stations within a given time scale.