The FCC, or Federal Communications Commission, is in charge in the US!
Technician, General, and Extra classes are the only three licenses offered by the FCC. PRO TIP: Most folks who sit for the Technician exam and pass ALSO sit for their General Exam…for FREE! 🙂
Your Technician license is good for 10 years!
Althought the FCC doesn’t require it, the use of the Phoenetic Alphabet is S-ierra T-ango R-omeo O-scar N-ovember G-olf L-ima Y-ankee encouraged!
Calling “CQ” means calling any station. This is a great way to make your first contact once you get your license.