# Ham radio
National Skywarn Recognition Day
HAM Radio OperatorPhoto byImage by Karl Raymond Rotante from Pixabay. Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, is National Skywarn Recognition Day. This date honors those who are amateur radio operators working around the clock to help submit information and details about severe weather patterns. These weather patterns include such things as tornado sightings, strong winds, blizzards, hurricanes, and other weather-related conditions that may affect or damage people and property.
Ham Radio Licensing on the Cheap Can Build Enthusiasm and Instill a Need to Learn More
HF radio base stationPhoto bySigmund/UnsplashonUnsplash. Maybe you've seen the movie Independence Day, where they used Morse Code via military and amateur radio operators to coordinate an attack that saved the world from an alien invasion, or Transformers, where they use the old radios in the Hoover Dam command room to call in support. Things sure seemed to work back then, and still do. Many examples exist in the movies where the "old ham radios" are used to save people.