47 CFR Part 97 - AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE | CFR | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
There are 3 levels of licenses currently available: Technician, General and Amateur Extra. Getting your license is proof that have earned the knowledge to responsibly operate your ham radio. Once you get your license, your license is good for 10 years. The FCC is the government agency that makes the rules of ham radio, rules that you need to follow to make sure you use ham radio responsibly and don't interfere with military or commercial signals.
Forgot Password? Interpret or apply 48 Stat. The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following principles:.
In the U. Subpart A defines a number of terms relevant to the provisions of Part 97, and establishes the amateur service as a "voluntary, noncommercial communications service" devoted to advancement of the amateur art, the skills associated with it, and the international goodwill that it brings, especially with regard to the provision of emergency communications. It also establishes the basic constraints and rights that pertain to amateur licensing and conduct, including licensing requirements and limitations on station equipment and power output.