What is Ham Radio ?

What is Ham Radio/ Amateur Radio? 

Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of radio frequency spectrum for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting and emergency communication. Ham or amateur radio is a popular hobby and service that brings people, electronics and communication together. People use it to talk across town, around the world, or even into space, all without the Internet or cell phones. It’s fun, social, educational, and can be of great help in times of need.