Ham Radio Equipment
“Come in, good buddy” is the terminology commonly associated with trucker ham radio operators. Before the widespread use of cell phones, this was the wireless communication used. Its origins can be traced at least to the late 1800s.
Ham radio is another term for amateur radio, which can be viewed as a hobby or a service. The participants, called “hams”, use various types of radio equipment to communicate with others for fun, self-training, or to be of help.
The term “amateur” does not refer to the status or ability level of the operator. But rather, it indicates that the radio communications are not being made for money-making purposes. Amateur radio operators have made significant contributions in saving lives and founding new industries.
Nowadays, you can find ham radio equipment on eBay. There is used, vintage, dual band, and tri band by various manufacturers, including MFJ and Kenwood. It used to be you had to know Morse code to qualify for a ham license, but you don’t anymore, so get going, good buddy!