February 1, 2014

FCC Technician Exam Question Of The Day (T1A05)

Q) What is the FCC Part 97 definition of a space station?

A) An amateur station located more than 50 km above the Earth's surface.

NJ2X Note:
Did you know that as a licensed amateur radio operator you can actually communicate with astronauts in space?  Yes, it is true.  Manned missions typically include one or more amateur radio operators in the crew.   Missions are also equipped with radios capable of operating on amateur radio, including frequencies available to technician class license holders.
Written by: NJ2X, Michael Maher