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Old 06-01-2018, 9:46 PM
   
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Default New to the site and Hobby help

Hello everyone,
I need help obtaining information on how to obtain an amateur radio license .
I obtained my my FCC GROL a year ago but now I am curios as to how
a HAM radio work and how I can program frequencies in it as this will
help me at work. I currently work as DAS tech installing systems for the
Public Safety sector (fire/ems, police) in northern Ca. I truly
appreciate any information anyone can share with me.
Thank you
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:57 PM
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Getting Licensed

The license exam covers subjects similar to the GROL exam. If you learn the amateur rules the rest should be a breeze.

To learn to program different radios you would need to refer to the individual radio manuals and different software, which can vary.
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Old 06-02-2018, 3:37 AM
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Refer to the particular manual for programming. Radio licenses are of three types:
Technicians
General
Extra
You have to start from the technician, they can move to general and finally to extra.
Watch this video on youtube from TinHatRanch which explains all details: https://youtu.be/bYEzUbb07Mc

Also, refer to ARRL website for more details. Sorry for not sharing links. Since I can't post links.
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Old 06-02-2018, 7:36 PM
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You can take all 3 tests at one sitting, for one price.
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