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  • Amateur Code

    The Radio Amateur's Code. The Radio Amateur is. CONSIDERATE...He/[She] never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others. LOYAL...He/[She] offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, the IARU Radio Society in his/[her] country, through which Amateur Radio in ... Learn More

  • Ham Radio History

    In 1873, James Clerk Maxwell presented his theory of the electromagnetic field. In 1901 Guglielmo Marconi communicated across the Atlantic with a radio device using high power and giant antennas. To curb interference, Congress approved the Radio Act of 1912, which required amateurs to be licensed and restricted to ... Learn More

  • Question Pools

    In the US, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) offers three Amateur Radio license levels or license classes; Technician class license, General class license and Extra class license. Per FCC Rule 97.523 only one question pool may exist for each license examination level. Each question pool must contain at  ... Learn More

  • Getting Your Technician License

    LEVEL 1: Technician Class License. Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2). Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands. The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, operating practices and electronics theory, ... Learn More

  • Tropospheric Scatter Techniques for the Amateur

    forms of scatter for years, though, unfortunately, not many of us recognized What was going on at the time. For this reason it might be well to ex- plain just what scatter is, in plain and simple language, and to show how we can make use of it in amateur v.h.f. communication. Two of the most common concepts of commu—. Learn More

  • Extra Question Pool

    The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) is the national association for amateur radio, connecting hams around the U.S. with news, information and resources. Learn More

  • Lessons Learned About Frequency Sharing in the Amateur Radio ...

    Lessons Learned About Frequency Sharing in the Amateur Radio Service. Gregory D. Lapin, PhD, PE. American Radio Relay League. July 28, 2005. 2. For Most Communications, The Paradigm is Shifting From… Each communicator/ broadcaster is assigned fixed frequency channels. No one else uses an assigned channel ... Learn More

  • The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 Introduced in the US Senate

    Jun 26, 2015 ... [UPDATED 2015-06-29 1937 UTC] A companion Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 bill has been introduced in the US Senate. Mississippi Republican Sen Roger Wicker introduced S. 1685 on June 25, with Sen Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat of Connecticut, as the initial cosponsor. The Senate bill joins ... Learn More

  • Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio ...

    Communications Interoperability Training with Amateur Radio Community Set. 10 /24/2017. [UPDATED 3 November 2017 @ 2320 UTC]. From the U.S. Army's Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM): The exercise will simulate a power-outage scenario; it will not impact any public or private communications. Learn More

  • ARRL Posts Amateur Radio Parity Act FAQ

    Aug 7, 2017 ... The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 is now in the US Senate (S. 1534). ARRL has developed and posted a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), “The Amateur Radio Parity Act: Setting the Record Straight,” to explain and to clarify what the passage of the legislation would accomplish — as well as ... Learn More