There are many perspectives prevailing regarding the question that what an Amateur Radio actually is. Everyone has his or her own views about the pros and cons of this technology. But most popularly, the Amateur radio is recognized as a hand-held transceiver (HT) that can help you make new friends, communicate using packet data during emergency situation, communicate across the borders or take part in the contests that are meant for polishing your skills as an Amateur radio operator. Amateurs are also known by the name of hams or ham radio operators and this term is a more commonly used one. Although the origin of this word in unknown but it is there since the inception of the service. This can be called as a hobby that serves most effectively during the emergency communications.