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Old 06-30-2018, 10:42 PM
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Default Citizen band license testing pre 1975?

My family got our first license back in mid 1975. I was listening to a discussion a bit ago where an individual stated that he had to take a test to get his citizen band license. Was there any time from 1975 back that there was a this testing requirement.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:23 PM
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I don't remember there being any testing, just fill out the appropriate form and send in the correct fee and after a bit your license came in the mail.
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I don't remember there being any testing, just fill out the appropriate form and send in the correct fee and after a bit your license came in the mail.
That's what I remember as well. KAAE5740
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Old 07-01-2018, 4:32 AM
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Same thing here in Canada.
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Old 07-01-2018, 4:34 AM
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No. Filled out the application, sent it in with the fee, received the license in the mail. That was in the 60's
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Old 07-01-2018, 5:48 AM
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Same here, application plus fee equaled license. I think it was $20 but after all these years I wouldn't want to bet the farm on that. CB radios came with a license form, or you could get one from a number of sources I can't remember at the moment either.
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Old 07-01-2018, 6:11 AM
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Most CB applications came in the box with the radio. If not they could be obtained free by contacting the government printing office with the form number. It was $20 for 5 years, but there was NO testing. Got mine in 1967.
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Old 07-01-2018, 7:53 AM
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Got my CB license in 1975 and it was $20 with no test. This was right after they came up with temporary call signs using part of your zip code until your real license arrived.
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No test, just a $20 fee, that was in '64.
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Old 07-01-2018, 8:41 AM
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My very first call letters were 17W3288 (before they realized their mistake and changed it to KGI3126). I never took a test
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Old 07-01-2018, 9:06 AM
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For some people, filling out the application may have felt like taking a test...

No test required that I ever remember.

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No test KKQ8960
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:05 PM
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Nope, no test. KAWB3442
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Got mine in 1968 KCP2441 Boston Mass no test needed.
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:18 PM
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Total waste of tax payer's money, as the FCC so often is. Added to that, all the back-room deals. Yet another reason for another Federal organization that should be done away with.
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Total waste of tax payer's money, as the FCC so often is. Added to that, all the back-room deals. Yet another reason for another Federal organization that should be done away with.
I agree that they're not all that well organized but doing away with it? I can't fathom the confusion if people didn't have some sort of model to go by and, at least occasionally, punishment for deviating from it.
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I agree that they're not all that well organized but doing away with it? I can't fathom the confusion if people didn't have some sort of model to go by and, at least occasionally, punishment for deviating from it.

They're not doing much of that now. It's been pretty much a free for all. Never read anything constructive that they've been doing.
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They're not doing much of that now. It's been pretty much a free for all. Never read anything constructive that they've been doing.
You're right. Much of it is a free-for-all, however, remember they're responsible for more than just amateur, FRS and GMRS.
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You're right. Much of it is a free-for-all, however, remember they're responsible for more than just amateur, FRS and GMRS.
Same with TV, Broadcast Radio, etc. Anything seems to go today, and if not, it goes unpunished. Then there's Ajit Pai, and all the BS over neutrality.
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