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N6JZV
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« on: August 21, 2002, 10:46:47 AM »

I and my wife have Technician licenses that we acquired in the early 80's (with an included code test). We have kept them renewed but have not used or been involved in Ham since right after getting licensed. I understand that privilege/license changes have occurred since 1983. What/how does that affect us and what are we currently allowed to operate? (Our original licenses are still current.)
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AC5E
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2002, 11:11:05 AM »

Hi: If you have a currently valid Technician Class Amateur Radio License originally issued when code credit was required, you have a "Technician plus Code" license.

You can operate in any mode on any Amateur frequency above 50 mHz, and you can operate either phone or CW in the Novice/Technician HF bands.

There is also an easy upgrade to General, spelled out in detail on the ARRL (arrl.org) web page, and that puts you on the fast track to Amateur Extra.

73  Pete Allen  AC5E
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K3WVU
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2002, 02:53:36 PM »

I had the same and was out of the hobby for a few years.  You don't need to take the code test again.  Take the General written and that's all you need to do to upgrade.  Then you can upgrade to Extra the same way.
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N6AJR
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2002, 03:03:52 PM »

If you took the old 50 question Tech testand code  at the FCC office, you may just need to show proof and be up graded as general. If you need a copy of the license from the old call book try F5YI the do this service for $5 and they can fax it if necessary.. welcome home  tom N6AJR
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KN6Y
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2002, 07:51:10 PM »

Technicians licensed before March 21, 1987 retain exam credit for both the 5-wpm code and the General Class Element 3 and are thus eligible for upgrade without further exam..

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W9GB
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2002, 06:10:49 AM »

I would recommend that you read the December 30, 1999 FCC restructuring order for the Amateur Radio Service

http://www.arrl.org/news/restructuring/

FCC Form 610 is also gone.
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/ulstext.html

An RF Safety Certification signed by each licensee is now required.
http://www.arrl.org/fcc/RFSAFIN2.pdf

Looking for an ARRL/VEC location and time near you?
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml

73 de w9gb
Greg

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