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VHF and Licensing?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1]' started by richardhead84, May 13, 2014.

  1. BramageDained

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    I should find somewhere to go test. From the example tests I've found I should be able to pass it pretty easy from the electronics/radio training I've had.
     
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    After I passed the tech they asked if I wanted to take the general, I said why not. I got w/in 2 questions of passing without even studying. Seems like it wouldn't be that hard to pass the general.

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    The ARRL site has a database of locations. Its offered pretty often.
     
  3. johndjmix

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    Just took the test. Passed. Got 33 out if 35 questions correct.

    Among the people in the room was a 70 year old woman, who passed and a girl that was probably around 15 who got a perfect 35/35.

    They also asked if I would like I take the general. I took it and got 17 correct. Could easily pass that with a little studying.

    So guys, it's easy.

    --John
     
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    I would be careful about taking your radio into Mexico without a licence. I know from yachting thats one of things checked when stopped by the Federal Officers.
     
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    How would they know in Mexico if your radio is licensed? Thousands of race vehicles and pre runners go down for the SCORE races, no one I know (including me) has ever had a problem.

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    Its never a problem until its a problem.

    Its the person that has the licence, not the radio.
     
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    How would they know a person has a license? Why would that be a problem? And finally it’s not a person that gets a license. It’s their company that does.


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    The same way they know you have a driver's license and insurance.
    The VHF operator's license is on the list of items I keep on my boat when traveling into Mexican water.
    The Mexican Federal Officers started cracking down on boats about 5 years ago.
    You might be perfectly OK in a group or at a SCORE race, but its still illegal.
    I was commenting on another reason to get your license.
     

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