How is HAM radio different from a common radio?

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Ham radio is for amateur radio enthusiasts and operates in a different frequency spectrum that broadcast radio. Ham radio operators are allowed to transmit and communicate with other radio operators around the world, depending on atmospheric conditions, and their communications can be that of Morse code, voice and even slow scan television. A license is generally required to operate a ham transmitter. receiver (commonly referred to as a `transceiver' and the transmitting power can vary. One of the favorite things ham operators will do, is try to operate on `flea-power', meaning that they try to make world wide communications links with another ham radio operator, based on as little as 100 milliwatts. That's 1/10th. of a watt of transmitting power. Then they will usually send a postcard from to each other, verifying the date, time and other conditions of their communications to each other. I believe this is commonly referred to as `DX-ing'. You can spend as little or as much as you wish on your communications equipment and many ham operators actually construct their equipment. Although I;'m not involved in ham radio, it can be an exciting and fun hobby for those involved.
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