If you would like to experience the world of HAM and see what awaits you, you can go to HamSphere - Turn your PC into a Ham Radio Transceiver and download HAMSPHERE If you don't have a license, you can take a quick quiz and get a 2H callsign for use. This download is a 3 day trial, which will let you familiarize yourself with HAM. This is a virtual Ham Radio Transceiver that works in Windows, Linux or Mac or any other Java driven system. HamSphere can be used by both licensed (Ham Radio) and unlicensed radio enthusiasts. You are able to communicate with thousands of Amateur Radio operators and radio enthusiasts from over 160 countries around the world. No extra hardware needed, just your PC, a microphone, speakers and you are ready to call CQ on all bands. Transmitter virtual output is adjustable between 10 watts and 2.5 kilowatts. HamSphere covers 11 virtual Ham Bands between 160m and 6m. The system does not emit any RF and it is 100% safe to operate in any country. You can also use the built in 48m Broadcast band to create your own shortwave radio station.