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Your Questions Answered – March, 2019

February has been a challenging month. We received over 53 inches of snow last month alone and over 70 inches from the season. This is a far cry from what we are usually accustomed too, especially for a community that doesn’t live within the great lakes snow belt. But we’re all dug out and hopefully […]

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 […]

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