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Old 03-13-2014, 05:28 AM   #1
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So, hubby has his ham license (extra) but I haven't sat down and crammed so I can go take the tests. I've just got to bite the bullet and set aside the time to do this.
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As long as there's a licenced ham supervising, anyone can use a ham radio. Nice to have but not necessary. And in an emergency you can use any means of communication at your disposal without a licence.
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With the elimination of Morse Code, a few hours study is all that is needed to get a general ham license. This gets lots of benefits such as ham nets, airmail which has lots of stations to connect to and is free with great wx products..
Ham SSB transcievers can easily be opened up to (illegally) transmit on marine bands.
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We never really talk on the radio and I already have all the benefits of the HAM license since David has his anyway. And "a couple hours"...there are many things I can do with that "couple hours" and the "couple hours" it takes to find a place to take the test, rent a car (if we're in a different port than our car) and get to the test site.
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We never really talk on the radio and I already have all the benefits of the HAM license since David has his anyway. And "a couple hours"...there are many things I can do with that "couple hours" and the "couple hours" it takes to find a place to take the test, rent a car (if we're in a different port than our car) and get to the test site.
My Reply was directed at others who might read the thread. I agree that one ham per boat is sufficient.
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