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Why you Should Upgrade to the Extra Class Amateur Radio License – Ham Radio Q&A

In my article I talked about why you should, and shouldn’t upgrade to your General Class Amateur Radio license. That video generated a fair amount of comments and discussion, and I what I saw for the most part was really positive. Like I mentioned previously, the exams are nothing more than a framework and are […]

Why you should (and shouldn’t) upgrade your amateur radio license

Congratulations! You just earned your FCC Technician amateur radio license. I bet when you took the test, one of the examiners asked if you wished to also test for your general license. If you are like most people, you are probably pretty mentally exhausted from taking the first test, so you may or may not […]

FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign, GMRS License Regulatory Fees

In a Report and Order released on May 21, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the elimination of the regulatory fees for the amateur radio vanity call sign program and the GMRS licenses. Their reasoning: economics. From the FCC FY 2015 Report and Order In the 2014 Fiscal Year Report and Order, the FCC […]

Communication Antennas for First Responders

Our county is currently going through a process that is happening throughout the country. The FCC has mandated that public safety communication systems be switched over to narrow band and preferably digital communication modes. This switchover needs to be completed by January of 2013. But the new radio system that the county is installing is […]

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