Qs on no code FCC test and hardware

Qs on no code FCC test and hardware

Post by Kim McKelv » Sat, 13 Aug 1994 06:01:14

I know this question has probably been ask a hundred times before but Iam
new to amateur radio, and internet,  and Iwant to know exactly what
frequencies you can operate on with the no code license. Such as 2m,
220mhz, 440mhz 6m, etc..? Also, what brand(s) of handheld and desktop
radios are the popular ones. I want something that is going to be reliable
and have user friendly features.  One more thing, I need recommendations on
amateur radio and satellite magazines.

Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

Qs on no code FCC test and hardware

Post by Matthew B Crav » Sun, 14 Aug 1994 00:59:50


: I know this question has probably been ask a hundred times before but Iam
: new to amateur radio, and internet,  and Iwant to know exactly what
: frequencies you can operate on with the no code license. Such as 2m,
: 220mhz, 440mhz 6m, etc..? Also, what brand(s) of handheld and desktop

Yes. :)  A Technician class licensee can operate an all amateur
frequencies in the 6m and higher bands.

I'll leave equipment reccomendations to others, but the Alinco DJ-580
handheld seems quite popular among the hams here on campus. (And I
like my discontinued Yaesu FT-470 a lot too.)

BTW, any special reason why your message did not provide a username in
the header so I could reply by e-mail?

/Matthew

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Qs on no code FCC test and hardware

Post by Gerald Belt » Sun, 14 Aug 1994 04:48:38


> new to amateur radio, and internet,  and Iwant to know exactly what
> frequencies you can operate on with the no code license. Such as 2m,

The no-code license allows use of all amateur frequencies and modes above
50 Mhz.  This includes the 6m, 2m, 220 Mhz, 440 Mhz, and higher bands.  

Quote:> 220mhz, 440mhz 6m, etc..? Also, what brand(s) of handheld and desktop
> radios are the popular ones. I want something that is going to be reliable

Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu, and others.  There are NO unreliable or badly made
radios on the market today, IMHO.  There may be some that lack features
which you want, but they are all good.

Quote:> and have user friendly features.  One more thing, I need recommendations on
> amateur radio and satellite magazines.

It depends on what you are interested in.  QST, published by the ARRL, is
the standard reference.  It has a good mix of construction articles, news
items, and FCC updates.  73 magazine has good construction articles and
wonderful ranting editorials by Wayne Green.  CQ magazine is mostly of
interest to people who like contests and awards chasing.  

Gerald Belton, N5GDC

 
 
 

Qs on no code FCC test and hardware

Post by Curtis Wheel » Sun, 14 Aug 1994 07:37:48


>I know this question has probably been ask a hundred times before but IJam
>new to amateur radio, and internet,  and IJwant to know exactly what
>frequencies you can operate on with the no code license. Such as 2m,
>220mhz, 440mhz 6m, etc..? Also, what brand(s) of handheld and desktop
>radios are the popular ones. I want something that is going to be reliable
>and have user friendly features.  One more thing, I need recommendations on
>amateur radio and satellite magazines.

You have all operating priviIeges above 30 MHz with a technician license.  BTW
there is a rec.radio.amateur.<something> group you should look at.


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