The Basics of Ham Radio Speak: A Guide to the Most Commonly Used Phrases and Abbreviations

Most of the time when amateur radio operators are on the air, the conversations are no different from those that we have on our telephones. However, at the same time, there is a lexicon which hams use that may sound quite foreign to the new or non-ham.

In this article, the most commonly used terms and phrases will be discussed, which should be sufficient to make sense of “ham speak.”

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