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Old 10-01-2021, 16:29   #1
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Ham Radio License available on line USA

The FCC now approves Amateur Radio License on line. A good source for proceeding is hamstudy.org I have no affiliation with the company and no doubt there are other good options. I wanted to spread the word that for the US you can now get licensed without attending a proctored exam. KF7JLR
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Re: Ham Radio License available on line USA

To clarify, all online VEC exams are proctored albeit remotely. Because of Covid, this was a short-term accommodation in some places.
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Old 10-01-2021, 16:42   #3
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Thank you, I was incorrect about the proctor. I now see that a video link is necessary when taking the test.
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Iím curious, has anybody taken the remote exam lately? How did it go?
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Re: Ham Radio License available on line USA

I wasn't aware that you could take the test online. I just started studying for the Technician License.

I bought the spiral bound ARRL License Manual, 4th edition that the test is based on and have been following Dave Casler's YouTube channel. He walks you through the entire manual, giving really clear explanations of all the technical stuff.

If you want to dive in deep, his videos cover just about all ham topics including equipment choices and how to evaluate what you need. Short of a personal mentor, I don't know how else you'd get up to speed. I am impressed with the depth and volume of material he offers.

https://www.youtube.com/user/davecasler

Any recommendations on where to find practice tests?
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Re: Ham Radio License available on line USA

I downloaded one of the many free practice tests apps for iOS, these served me well technician all the way through Extra. KI5HGA
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Im UK Amateur licence holder and it seems that the UK are now doing online exams due to covid.

I wonder if anyone can tell me is it possible to do the UK marine VHF exam online yet?
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Old 16-01-2021, 11:10   #8
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Wow I can only imagine if the USA or Mexico for that matter required passing a test to use VHF! Consider how bored the Coast Guard radio operators would be not having to explain about using working channels. 10 4 over and out. ��
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