US 1964 Amateur Radio 5c. Scott. 1260

US 1964 Amateur Radio 5c. Scott. 1260

Series: Amateur Radio Issue

Stamp details: Amateur Radio

Issued date: 15-12-1964 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1260
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1242
Michel (Germany): 875
Yvert et Tellier (France): 776

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Red lilac
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Radio, Communication, Telecommunication, Wave

Total print: 122,230,000 (estimate)

Description: Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of the radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosport, contesting, and emergency communications. The term "amateur" is used to specify "a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;" (either direct monetary or other similar reward) and to differentiate it from commercial broadcasting, public safety (such as police and fire), or professional two-way radio services (such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc.).