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Two Meter Band Plan: Ham Radio Q & A Episode 5

A popular landing spot for most new amateur radio operators is the two meter band. With the popularity of inexpensive handheld radios like this one, and the proliferation of two meter repeaters, it’s no wonder this is the new Technician’s first experience with ham radio. But the 2 meter band isn’t all voice and repeaters. […]

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 […]

Amateur Radio Communications for Public Service Activities

“Will work for T-shirts” That’s a popular saying by hams that like to get involved with volunteer activities. I can’t recall how many shirts I’ve collected over the years from the various walks, runs, bike ride, ski events, and marathons I’ve been a part of. Suffice to say, I can’t remember the last time I’ve […]

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