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Blackbull_wk2

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I have a Kenwood th-d74a in the car with antenna mounted on the side of my rear trunk lift. Also, just take the test. Get a radio while you're studying, if you can. Listen, it will help you get familiar with you're radio and listen to on air traffic. That's what I did. Good luck! IMG_20190703_184938_938.jpegIMG_20190901_142749_546.jpeg
 

Wallygator

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It looks like the closest testing place near me is 2 hours and 31 minutes. Is there a way to take this test remotely?
 

Cavman

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Menlo, GA, USA
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Law
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Try HamTestOnline.com for your study. It was recommended by some VE’s after I failed my Extra exam. WOW, I wished I knew about this website years ago. A non technical friend went from no license to the Extra License in two months!
The system uses an algorithm to help you learn the materials for each license.
 

PRyan1878

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For those that are looking to get started in HAM radio, you can download the app HamRadioExam, you can get it for technician, General and Extra. One nice feature is that you can have it ask a question and have it hi-lite the correct answer and then only memorize the correct answer, don't even look at the wrong answers. But...You need to study the course book so you understand what ham radio is all about.
 
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Boostpowered

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Only ones using ham uhf vhf radio in my area is the sherriff office and fire/ems. I scan through channels regularly and hear no one other than them. Even in highly trafficked offroad areas i never hear anyone on 146. 460. So ive never felt the need for a license since all i ever do is listen to so/fd, ems. Even frs/gmrs has dead airwaves Down here most use cb and no license needed for that.