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Amateur Radio License

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Amateur Radio License

Postby Norman11 » Mon May 29, 2017 5:21 pm

Ham Radio Licensing Information

For those of you who are interested in communication there is The Amateur Radio System. It includes frequencies set aside for the public to use when licensed . You have to pass a test with 35 out of 50 questions answered correctly. This Year the cost for the test is $15.00
All of this information is available on line There arte several sources
The FCC = Federal Communications Comission
ARRL = American Radio Relay League
Lists Clubs, Locations of Test sites, Publishes Books.
Your Local City ,County Government, Fire Dept Disaster planning departments may have the names of local sources of clubs , tests.
The North American Ham Radio Club on line
The American Legion , and the Salvation Army both have Amateur Radio Clubs
Study Information is available online Some is FREE Some is NOT FREE
EHam.net Practice Exams
Ham Radio Study Guide
NC4FB $2.00 to register Has test questions with answers and track your progress
Gordon West Radio School

Most current Ham Operators are willing to help or advise new people. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

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Re: Amateur Radio License

Postby apache235 » Tue May 30, 2017 10:13 am

Actually the first two tests are 35 questions each, of which you must answer 26 correctly. That would be for the Technician license and the General license. The Extra license is a 50 question test and you need a 70% to pass or 35 questions right.
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