Forgot Password? It is also subject to numerous international agreements. All Amateur Radio operators must be licensed.
There are no more Morse code exams for any class of ham license. There are still plenty of people using Morse code, and you are quite welcome to join them. You just no longer have to take an exam first.
The next level of authorization allows Radio Amateurs to use all of the Amateur frequency bands including those allowing direct communications with other Radio Amateurs over much greater distances. There are two ways to achieve these greater operating privileges: by passing the Basic exam and also by demonstrating the ability to send and receive Morse Code at 5 words per minute or by scoring a higher mark on the Basic exam. Today the majority of candidates who pass the Basic exam achieve Honours and are able to use all Amateur Radio bands immediately.
As of April 15,there are three classes of amateur radio licenses currently being issued to individual operators by the Federal Communications Commission for the United States Amateur Radio Service. There are also two other grandfathered license classes Novice and Advanced that are no longer being issued, but are still valid. Each class has a set of operating privileges.
The MIC is responsible for the supervision of radio communications on the basis of the Radio Law enacted in Japan has enacted Radio Law and those of the related Cabinet Orders and MIC ordinances in line with the International Radio Regulations and international agreements on radio communications. The main points of authority and function are: to grant radio station licenses, to inspect radio stations, to monitor and regulate the use of radio frequencies, to grant licenses to radio operator, to set the technical standard for radio equipment, and to foster and promote the utilization of radio waves.
You need an easy-to-earn license to transmit on an amateur radio frequency. License tests cover electronics theory and amateur radio rules and regulations. Study guides are readily available.
In California, volunteers save lives as part of their involvement in an emergency communications network. And at the scene of a traffic accident on a Chicago freeway, a ham calls for help by using a pocket-sized hand-held radio. This unique mix of fun, public service, and convenience is the distinguishing characteristic of amateur radio.
Amateur radioalso known as ham radiois the use of radio frequency spectrum for purposes of non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, private recreation, radiosportcontestingand emergency communication. The term "amateur" is used to specify "a duly authorised person interested in radioelectric practice with a purely personal aim and without pecuniary interest;"  either direct monetary or other similar reward and to differentiate it from commercial broadcastingpublic safety such as police and fireor professional two-way radio services such as maritime, aviation, taxis, etc. The amateur radio service amateur service and amateur-satellite service is established by the International Telecommunication Union ITU through the Radio Regulations.
Jump to navigation. The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations.