Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does it cost to get an amateur radio license?
What information will I have to provide?
Do I need to bring my own pencils, paper, calculator, etc.?
If I bring my own calculator, does it matter if it is a "Scientific Calculator"?
Can I use my cell phone as a calculator?
I have a GMRS license. Can I use that FRN for my amateur radio license?
I have an expired license that had an FRN. Do I need to apply for another FRN?
I have an FRN that begins with the digits "213". Can I use that FRN?
Why is there a felony question on the application form?
What do I need to bring to an exam session?
What are the current element credits and what proof do I need that I am eligible for a credit?
I have an expired license and want to claim the element credit. What do I have to do?
What will the exam session be like?
What accommodations can be given to disabled applicants?
Can I take an examination online at home?
If I fail my exam can I retest right away?
I just upgraded. How long do I have to wait before I can use my new license privileges?
How soon after I pass my exam can I start operating an amateur radio station?