Question: How much does ham radio license cost?

According to the FCC Report and Order released December 29, 2020, Amateur Radio license fees will now cost $35. This same fee will apply to new licenses, renewal licenses, and vanity call signs.

How much does it cost to take the ham radio test?

Cost to Take the Exam: $15 The exam is usually in-person, just like most licenses like your Drivers License, Concealed Carry, etc. etc. The easiest way to register for the in-person exam is with the ARRL.

How much does it cost to start a ham radio?

How Much Does it Cost to Start in Ham Radio? The lowest starting point is around $100. This will buy you a basic low power short distance radio and cover the cost of your ham radio license exam and study books.

How far does a ham radio reach?

As Ive mentioned, Ham radios have an average range between 2 miles and 18 miles. But, if youve recently purchased a Ham radio (especially a handheld unit), the manufacturer might claim that you can get substantially more range than 2-18 miles. In fact, many 2-way radio units claim as much as 36 miles of range.

Do you have to know Morse code to get a Ham radio license?

Morse code is no longer required for earning an amateur radio license in the U.S. In a statement, the FCC joined an international trend by announcing the elimination of testing for proficiency in Morse code for all amateur radio license classes.

How far can a Ham radio reach?

As Ive mentioned, Ham radios have an average range between 2 miles and 18 miles. But, if youve recently purchased a Ham radio (especially a handheld unit), the manufacturer might claim that you can get substantially more range than 2-18 miles. In fact, many 2-way radio units claim as much as 36 miles of range.

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