Frequency Agile Radio

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  • Frequency Agile Ham Radio (I) - A Part 97 radio modified to operate outside the HAM radio frequency allocation or non-compliant 2-way radio.
  • Frequency Agile Ham Radio (II) - Amateur radio is said to have the advantage of being frequency agile because users have the ability to change frequencies and bands readily, which most public-safety and commercial radios can not do. A HAM radio can be used on a non-Ham allocated frequency, such as a law enforcement frequency by anyone legally if there is a life threatening emergency.
  • Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) - also sometimes called Frequency Agile by means of Frequency-hopping or spread spectrum operation.
  • RADAR Frequency agility - a RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging) system able to utilize frequency shifts to enhance operation.
  • Frequency Agile RF Units - a commercial radio technology that can be reconfigured between different bands and different air interface protocols. Also used in WiFi.

Frequency Agile Ham Radio

HAM radio equipment is independent of commercial radio services like telephones, cell phones, and Police. Ham radio is inherently frequency agile and readily portable, thus it is ideal for emergencies. Many licensed HAM radio operators are able to be of assistance in the event of an emergency to both the public and emergency responders.

HAM radio operators must be trained and skilled in many aspects of communications and radio technology in order to pass strict federal licensing examinations to earn their Federal Communications Commission issued licenses and radio "call sign." The pejorative "amateur" as used in Armature Radio is misleading as these FCC licensed operators are very knowledgeable.

= See also

Variable Frequency Oscillator (VFO)