This is the August 2012 General Meeting of the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas. The speaker presentation was "Ham Radio for Non-Hams". Everything you wanted to know about the amateur radio hobby. Members of TAS discuss various aspects of the ham radio hobby.
Many amateur astronomers are also "hams". The two hobbies are very complimentary. Watch this video to learn about amateur radio operations, and how you can be licensed to transmit by the FCC.