Forgot Password? It is also subject to numerous international agreements. All Amateur Radio operators must be licensed. In the U. The higher the class of license, the more frequencies are available. Earning each higher class license requires passing a more difficult examination.
As a result use of the radio spectrum was totally unregulated. No licenses were needed and anybody could take to the airwaves. This state of affairs could not last for long otherwise anarchy would reign. Governments started to realise this and legislation was introduced and licenses started to be issued. This decisions made in period in the history of amateur radio are still felt today as callsigns and licenses are required for amateur radio stations.
Jump to navigation. The amateur and amateur-satellite services are for qualified persons of any age who are interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest. These services present an opportunity for self-training, intercommunication, and technical investigations. Twenty-nine small frequency bands throughout the spectrum are allocated to this service internationally. Some 1, digital, analog, pulse, and spread-spectrum emission types may be transmitted.