An Entry Level License Committee was established by the ARRL Board of Directors and appointed in September 2016. As part of its ongoing work, the committee is gathering member input and will make recommendations to the Board for possible rules changes to submit to the FCC.
The result could mean changes to the Technician license, but it could also be an additional, but simpler, license with privileges that would give a newcomer a taste of most facets of ham radio from HF to VHF and UHF.
The committee has created an online member survey. Please complete and submit the survey no later than April 7, 2017. Survey results will be published.
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New release of portable transceiver IC-705 that covers all modes including DV (digital voice) from HF to 430MHz band .
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RatPak VHF – Six antenna 1 kW remote switch for 2 meters VHF band without controller, N-type connectors
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