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"Laws, Peter C." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 3 Jul 2019 19:34:21 +0000
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If you are not yet a ham but are studying, there are two ways you can prepare before you dive into memorizing Q&A pools.

One is to read all of 47 CFR 97.  That's shorthand for Part 97 of Title 47 of the US Code of Federal Regulations, the rules that govern amateur radio in US territory.  If you read through that a time or two -- yeah, it's dry -- you will surely ace any rules-related questions.  


The other thing to do is to get a copy of the US amateur radio spectrum.  There are a bunch out there.  To me, the clearest one is here:  https://www.icomamerica.com/en/amateur/amateurtools/US-Amateur-Band-Plan-07-2018.pdf  I have printed copies of this that I hand out to successful test candidates though I still have a few to burn through that don't have the "new" 630- and 2200-m bands.  If you are studying *and* need one *and* are in the NWC, I have some at my desk amongst the detritus.  NWC 3445.

These are the two areas that trip up people who are otherwise ready to pass the test based on their electronic knowledge.  :)


Peter Laws, BS, MRCP / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
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