You can locate a ham radio operator by searching for the name or call sign in the Federal Communications Commission license register at ARRL.org. You can often locate foreign operators by searching on QRZ.com. You can fi... More »

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Individuals who operate a ham radio must possess one of three licenses: a Technician Class license, a General Class license, or an Amateur Extra Class license. The Technician Class provides the operator the fewest privil... More »

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The Federal Communications Commission provides an online database that lists ham operator call signs. The government database categorizes operator call signs by state, service type and frequency range to enable users to ... More »

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A ham radio call sign is a combination of letters and numbers that identifies licensed radio amateurs and their license locations. Call signs consist of a prefix that identifies the location and a suffix that is unique t... More »

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Under Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, regulations, it is illegal to increase the power output of any CB, or citizen's band, radio. Power output of CB radios is limited to 4 watts only. More »

The requirements for antennas designed to operate with a ham radio depend on what bands the operator wishes to access. Height, size and configuration are primary considerations for any antenna designed to work with a ham... More »

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Renew a ham or amateur radio license by completing the form online at the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Licensing System or by submitting a paper application. The FCC accepts renewal applications 90 days ... More »

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