An amateur press association APA is a group of people who produce individual pages or magazines that are sent to a Central Mailer for collation and distribution to all members of the group. APAs were a way for widely distributed groups of people to discuss a common interest together in a single forum before the advent of electronic bulletin boards or the Internet. Many were founded in the s and later by fans of science fiction , comics , music , cinema and other topics as a way to develop writing, design and illustration skills. Many professional journalists, creative writers and artists practised in APA groups and email mailing lists.
Handbook for Operators of Amateur Wireless Stations (January 1948)
Amateur radio - Ofcom
Marine, amateur and CB radio. The amateur service is designed primarily to facilitate hobby radiocommunications and technical experimentation, and operates on specified frequency bands. Amateur radio operators communicate using transmission modes including, but not limited to, Morse code, telephony and data.
Jump to navigation. The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations. Twenty-nine small frequency bands throughout the spectrum are allocated to this service internationally.