Updating amateur radio license

At this point, I have no desire to work satellites.That doesn’t mean that I won’t get interested in doing so at some point in the future.Traditionally, amateur radio operators were issued two separate authorizations; an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate and a radio station licence.The Amateur Radio Operator Certificate was issued for life and had no fee associated with it, while the radio station licence was issued on a yearly basis and a licence renewal fee was charged. Your reference copy license will open in a PDF file for printing or saving.In my article I talked about why you should, and shouldn’t upgrade to your General Class Amateur Radio license.

With an extra class license you have full reciprocal operating privileges in most European countries. With other foreign countries you will have to apply for a license, but being granted the highest license class in the US makes receiving equivalent privileges in a foreign country easier.Plus you get some bragging rights of passing the test and never have to take another license exam again.But like I said in my previous video, this is something to need to do for yourself. If you are comfortable with your current license class, make the most of it.Especially when actually learning something will certainly prove useful in the future and make ham radio that much more fun? We’re not talking about the installation and maintenance of systems with life-or-death consequences, such as air-traffic control systems or medical electronics.If after thinking about all this you still think that the test is too easy, get on the committee that makes up the question pool.

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