Handheld Ham Radio is a wireless radio system for personal use that can be attached to a vehicle, bicycle, boat, or even an umbrella. Many people are used to the idea of having a handheld ham radio in their car, but some may have a problem getting one out of their vehicle and into their hands.
The first thing you will need to do is measure the distance between your car’s radio antennas and you. You will need to be sure that it is long enough to cover those ranges. Remember that you can also use a smaller handheld radio to cover those ranges.
It’s a good idea to keep these large antennas out of your way. Just take them out of the way when it is time to use the handheld radio and leave them behind until you are ready to use them again.
Once you have the antennas attached, you will want to disconnect the batteries and attach the new radio. If you want to go over the ranges of the new radio, place the transmitter right at the top of the windshield. This will allow you to have full coverage of your vehicle.
When you are done with the transmission, turn the radio off and unplug the antenna. Make sure that you do not throw away any of the transceivers as well. Keep it somewhere safe for the time being until you can buy a new one.
Now that you know how to make use of the Handheld Ham Radio, go out and have fun! Give yourself plenty of time to practice before you start operating. This will help you get more accustomed to using the radio.
When you finally decide to purchase a new one, go ahead and wait until you have received your old radio back. Take it to a local electronics store and have them install it in your car. Many times the installers will leave it for you to do, but they can give you a heads up if there is a possibility of something going wrong with the installation.
When you finally get your new radio, go out and enjoy your new tool. You will enjoy having the ability to contact other radio users around the world!