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by RSX11
Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
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Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

My old book said part of 10 meters is ok for CW AND VOICE for Tech Plus Code if a Tech takes the 5 wpm code test along with the Tech test, but someone told me that's only for general class now ... I need a new book
I just had a look and there is still space reserved on the 10 meter band for Technicians (and even Novices) to use SSB voice and CW. See http://www.arrl.org/images/view//Charts ... RL_Web.jpg

This applies to Technician and Tech Plus license holders. There's no difference now that morse code has been eliminated from all license classes. This is moot in any case since the last Tech Plus license expired June 12, 2010. If someone had a Tech Plus license and renewed, it turned into a Technician license.
by RSX11
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 203
Views: 30300

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Here's a tip for all the new hams - as you pick up the curious argot used by radio operators, make sure that you learn to say "73" instead of "73s" - "73" is shorthand for "best regards: - "73s" would be "best regardses", and tends to irritate the old hands. It would be like referring to magazines as clips in the gun world.

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