26NOV 2021
Where can I Buy a Ham Radio?

Where can I Buy a Ham Radio?

I’m often asked a simple question: how much does it cost to become a ham? The answer, of course, is “it depends.” But there’s a pretty basic path that most hams follow, so let’s take a look at it. First, there’s the matter of getting the license in the first place. The ARRL study guide for the Technician…

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26NOV 2021
Ham Radio license practice test

Ham Radio license practice test

What is Ham Radio? The ARRL has created a helpful site to introduce new or prospective hams to the history and overview of Amateur Radio. This site answers questions like the following: What is Ham Radio? Who is the typical Ham? What is the appeal of Ham Radio? Why do you need a license? Why do they call themselves Hams? What does Ham Radio sound like? For answers to these…

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26NOV 2021
Online Ham Radio transceiver

Online Ham Radio transceiver

New advancements in phone technology have revolutionized the way people communicate. Mobile phones today include a wide array of features allowing users to access tools that make life easier. They have become essential for work, play and keeping in touch. But the price seems to increase with every new function. That’s why AliExpress.com offers phone & telecommunication…

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26NOV 2021
Ham Radio antenna Parts

Ham Radio antenna Parts

Diamond s new CP5H is a five band (40M, 20M, 15M, 10M and 6M) trap vertical antenna with trap radials. Its light weight, 6.6 pounds, makes it very manageable during the installation process and will allow for a simple mast solution. It is 11.8 feet tall and the radials are 71 long and can be mounted 360 degrees around the antenna or concentrated on one side if you need to…

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16NOV 2021
Best dual band handheld Ham Radio

Best dual band handheld Ham Radio

Due to amazing support from the Amateur Radio community and the great success of the DR-1X Installation program Yaesu USA will be extending the installation program Until December 31, 2015. For a Limited time Clubs and Coordinated Individuals in North America can order a DR-1X repeater direct from Yaesu for the discounted price of $500 (Tax & Shipping included). Yaesu…

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06NOV 2021
Getting Ham Radio license

Getting Ham Radio license

We run a lot of posts on amateur radio here at Hackaday, and a majority of our writers and editors* are licensed hams. Why? Because playing around with radio electronics is fun, and because having a license makes a lot more experimentation legal. (*We’re sure you have good reasons for slacking, Szczys.) So let’s say that you want to get your “ticket” (and you live in the USA)…

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06NOV 2021
Ham Radio license exam questions

Ham Radio license exam questions

The license exams for all current Amateur Radio licenses: Technician, General and Extra, are all of the same style. Each is four-answer multiple choice. Technician and General have 35 questions; Extra 50. A passing score for the Technician and General exams is 26 correct (74%). You may miss 9. For the Extra exam it is 37 correct (74%). You may miss 13. Questions are chosen…

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30OCT 2021
FCC Ham Radio license Search

FCC Ham Radio license Search

FCC Search is the Commission s primary, full-text search tool that collects information from the site s web pages and documents (EDOCS). FCC Search offers a variety of sort, filter and pagination options, along with FCC-recommended featured results. To search FCC s databases, use the system-specific Quick Links listed in the right column of this page and described below. EDOCS…

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