Yanche wrote:I've got a ham license but have never used it. A few years ago I was at a local Ham Fest (ham & computer flea market) with a friend. License exams were being offered and on a "bet you can't pass" I took the exam. I had an interest in ham radio as a kid and remembered enough of the rules to pass the FCC rule questions. The electronics questions were no problem for me. I never tried the license exam as a kid because I couldn't learn the Morse code. The code is no longer a requirement for a ham license.
No Morse code is required for any class of Ham license. You start with Technican Class and then progress to General and Amateur Extra. See:WNY wrote:Good to know on the Ham License, I tried learning morse code for my license probably 20 years ago, but couldn't never grasp it. I know the electronics end pretty good.
buickanddeere wrote:Comparing CB to ham radio is like comparing hot dogs to steak.
europachris wrote: Even the traditional "disaster" response of amateur radio operators isn't as important any longer due to cell phones, etc.