• Ham Radio Glossary (F)

    From Daryl Stout@618:250/33 to All on Thu Oct 22 00:04:59 2020
    From QRZ.Com, the Icom handout, and Part 97 Of The FCC Rules -
    Ham Radio Glossary - An overview of amateur radio terms.

    Federal Aviation Administration.

    Signal reduction due to atmospherics.

    "Fine Business"; cheerful acknowledgement, or adjective for describing a
    good quality.

    Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. Government entity that issues broadcast licenses for the U.S. and its territories. These include radio
    and television stations, and amateur radio operators, among others. It
    also prepares and enforces regulations for the appropriate broadcast

    Field Day
    A once a year contest sponsored by the ARRL where hams go to remote sites
    and operate for 24 hours. Used to assist hams in emergency preparedness
    as well and to practice not sleeping, treating insect and other vermin
    bites and the drinking of cold coffee and the ever present telling of lies. Great fun for all! (thanks to WD5CTQ)

    A circut designed to pass only the desired frequency or frequencies.

    The sending style of a particular CW operator. In the old days,
    telegraphers knew each other by their "fists" (thanks to WD5CTQ).


    1. Frequency Modulation

    2. FM Broadcast

    "First Class CW Operators' Club"; an exclusive CW club based out of the
    United Kingdom.

    Frequency coordinator
    An entity, recognized in a local or regional area by amateur operators
    whose stations are eligible to be auxiliary or repeater stations, that recommends transmit/receive channels and associated operating and
    technical parameters for such stations in order to avoid or minimize
    potential interference.

    Frequency Shift Keying

    Fast Scan TV. Graphics (and audio) communication using TV broadcast
    signals. A wide bandwidth is required.

    Full duplex
    An operation mode, which transmits and receives on different frequencies
    at the same time, as a telephone communication.
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