What can UHF & VHF band do in the ham radio?

After being exposed to amateur radio for a period of time, some friends will be exposed to short-wave, and some amateurs’ initial purpose is short-wave. Some friends think that playing short-wave is the real radio enthusiast, I do not agree with this point of view. There is a big difference between short-wave and UHF & VHF band, but there is no distinction between high and low technology, and there is no distinction between true and false hobbies.

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Due to the unique characteristics of the frequency band, the UV band is mainly for local communication, which is biased towards practicality. Most hobbyists start with the UV band, which is a really good platform for local communication. Everyone likes and enjoys this way of communication, and some have established some non-profit organizations based on this platform. No matter what, the UV band is still limited to local communication. This is the “practical” aspect of amateur radio. These amateurs often get together. Most of them are very realistic. They don’t like the short-wave communication of thousands of kilometers. They are not interested in long-distance. What can the UV band do?

1. Self-made antennas, such as Yagi antennas, vertical multi-element arrays (commonly known as fiberglass antennas).
2. Amateur satellite communication is more difficult and needs to learn certain knowledge.
3. DX communication, but the chances of dissemination and opening are pitiful. It requires a lot of patience and luck, as well as a good position.
4. Modification of equipment. Few of my friends make UV band radio stations by themselves, but there are many examples of modification, such as changing the car station to a backpack, using a relay, and so on.
5. Internet connection, MMDVM for digital, Echolink for analog, HT, etc.

Amateur radio is a hobby. Everyone has different focus points. We can start from different aspects and gradually find the part that suits us.

Post time: Dec-20-2022