Amateur Radio Month on April, 2018: Ham Radio License? How to Start?

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Ham Radio License? How to Start?

Get in-touch with the ARRL ( Amateur Radio Relay League) they will help you get started getting your license ( Level 1: Technician ) and receiving all the paper work for working in a foreign land.

As for just having a receiver for listening to, no license is required at least not in the states, maybe in foreign lands, though?

As for just a portable short wave receiver, Sony, Sangean, and a few others are good. But to receive VHF, UHF aircraft, public serivce (police, fire ect.) you will need a good scanner. Also check out portable amateur transceivers from Kenwood,Yaesu and Icom they have models that cover Shortwave plus VHF and UHF amateur bands.

Here are a few links:

www.arrl.org

Add-on : Putting an antenna on the roof is a good idea, aways higher is better. A good discone antenna from AES or Radio Shack is a good one for the scanner and a multi-trapped dipole for the amateur low bands would be great. Ask the sales personal at AES for help on your situation.

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Some of the more expensive amateur radio tranceivers will do that out-of-the-box. Of course, you would need an amateur radio license to transmit with one.

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