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How many questions is the tech question pool?

Last Updated: 22nd June, 2020

The new Technician license question pool contains 428 questions. It will become effective for all Technician class license examinations starting on July 1, 2018.

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Similarly, it is asked, how many questions is the ham tech exam?

35 questions

Likewise, can you take your ham radio test online? by John Cunningham, W1AI. The FCC does not allow us to administer the actual exam online. You must appear in person so the volunteer examiners can check your ID and monitor to make sure you aren't cheating.

In this manner, how many questions are in the Extra class pool?

50 questions

Can you buy a ham radio without a license?

The answer to this question is both Yes and No. Surprisingly, here is a list of uses you can use it for without a license. So through looking through the list, you can do a whole lot of listening, but no transmitting.

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How far will a ham radio reach?

With a 2 metre mobile radio in your car, you can talk directly to other hams 15 or 20 kilometres away. By operating through a repeater station, that same radio can reliably reach hundreds of kilometres. With an HF (high frequency) radio, you can reach the entire worldif the conditions are favorable.

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How much does a ham radio Licence cost?

The entry-level FCC license (called a Technician Class License) is earned after the successful completion of a 35-question written exam. Exams are usually administered by local volunteer examiners. The cost can range from free, to a nominal fee that shouldn't exceed $15.

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Why do you need a ham radio license?

A license to operate ham radio is only granted after you demonstrate a level of proficiency that shows you at least somewhat know what you are doing. Second, a license is required to operate ham radio for the same reason that a license is required to drive a car or an over the road truck or fly a plane.

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What are the different ham radio licenses?

Three types of licenses for ham radio operators are being granted today: Technician, General, and Amateur Extra.

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Is the ham radio test hard?

Getting a ham license is not that difficult. My two sons both passed the Technician test in the early 1990's when they were about 8 and 10 years old. Both of them also passed the 5 word per minute code test which used to be a requirement if you wanted to operate in the HF bands.

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How do I become a ham radio operator in the US?

Being an amateur radio operator is a fun and a very rewarding hobby. In the US, you can start with an "Amateur Technician Class" license issued by the FCC after you pass a basic test. Enjoy clear 2-way FM communication using repeaters, in some cases hundreds of miles away, with an inexpensive portable radio.

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Is Morse code required for ham radio license?

Morse code is no longer required for earning an amateur radio license in the U.S. In a statement, the FCC joined an international trend by announcing the elimination of testing for proficiency in Morse code for all amateur radio license classes.

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Is ham radio dead?

Amateur radio will continue, but the progress of communications technology has moved it from "novel" to "niche." It's not dead, nor will it ever be. But the days when it had technological parity with other services are long gone.

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Why is it called ham radio?

The word "HAM" was applied to 1908 was the station CALL of the first amateur wireless station operated by some amateurs of the Harvard Radio Club. At first they called their station "HYMAN- ALMY-MURRAY". Tapping out such a long name in code soon became tiresome and called for a revision.

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What is CW in ham radio?

CW stands for "continuous wave" transmissions, and it dates back to the earliest days of amateur radio. Thinking of the old telegraph offices, communication was accomplished with a "straight key" and the operator, using "Morse Code" simply used the key to interrupt a continuous transmission into "dits" and "dahs".

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What does ham radio mean on a license plate?

Ham Radio license plates are available for amateur radio operators. The license plate number assigned is the call number assigned by the Federal Communications Commission. For law enforcement purposes, the number zero (0) is the designate.

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What frequencies can a ham technician use?

420.0-450.0 MHz: CW, Phone, Image, MCW, RTTY/Data.

Novices and Technicians are limited to a maximum of 200 Watts PEP on HF Bands regardless of Mode.
  • 80 Meters: 3.525-3.600 MHz: CW Only.
  • 40 Meters: 7.025-7.125 MHz : CW Only.
  • 15 Meters:
  • 10 Meters: