About the Technican Class License

The Technician Class license is your introduction to Amateur Radio.

Exam Requirement: 35-question Technician Written Exam (Element 2).

Privileges: All VHF/UHF Amateur bands (frequencies above 30 MHz). Limited operations in certain HF bands.

The FCC Technician License exam covers basic regulations, electronics theory and operating practices, focusing VHF and UHF applications.

Obtaining a Technician Class license will allow you all ham radio privileges above 30 MHz., including the very popular 2-meter band. Technician licensees can enjoy using small (2 meter) hand-held radios to stay in touch with other hams in their area. Technicians can operate FM voice, television, digital packet as well as single-sideband voice and several other interesting modes.

International radio contact can be made through use of satellites in accordance with relatively simple station equipment.

Technician licensees have some privileges on certain HF frequencies. Technicians may operate on the 15, 40, and 80 meter bands using CW (continuous wave), and on the 10 meter band using CW, voice and digital modes.

Morse code knowledge is not required for the Technician Class license. (But since we think Morse code is really, really cool, we give you some great Morse code training tools free with every purchase.)