Amateur Radio Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for amateur radio enthusiasts. It only takes a minute to sign up. I would like to get involved in ham radio and I'm inclined to study for and take the General exam right away, rather than going for Technician and then upgrading. Are there good reasons not to do this? If this course of action is allowed and not ill advised, then does The ARRL General Class License Manual assume a base of knowledge covered in the Technician Class manual, or can the General Class manual stand on its own for someone starting from no ham knowledge? You can't take the General exam only , if that's what you're asking.
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Jump to navigation. Operation of an amateur station requires an amateur operator license grant from the FCC. For individuals entering the amateur service, or upgrading their license operator class, there are three classes of license, each authorizing privileges corresponding to the qualifications required. Before receiving a license grant, you must pass an examination administered by a team of volunteer examiners VEs.
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.
Ham radio courses can now be taken online for your convenience. The first ham radio course is from Ham Radio Prep. In order to incentivize you and to make you feel more comfortable spending money with them, they offer a free 5-minute lesson just for you to see if the course is for you. They have appeared on a number of media sites including the Daily Herald and Fox