Ham Radio Prep partners with FliteTest to bring amateur radio to the RC and FPV drone community.
Ham Radio Prep, the leading online amateur radio license study platform, has partnered with FliteTest, a popular YouTube channel dedicated to RC and FPV (first-person view) drones, to promote the use of ham radio among drone pilots.
A recent video posted on FliteTest’s channel, explains why you need an amateur radio license for FPV flying.
FPV systems use an onboard visual system that often operates in the ham radio frequencies of 5650Mhz to 5925Mhz, part of the 5.8MHz ham band. Getting your ham radio license allows to operate legally with more frequency and power privileges.
Benefits of a Ham Radio License for Flying FPV
Among the many benefits of ham radio, the video highlights the ability to communicate with other pilots, especially when flying in groups or in areas with restricted airspace.
Some more benefits of getting your amateur radio license:
- Ability to communicate with other pilots, especially when flying in groups or in areas with restricted airspace
- Better range and reliability than traditional radio frequencies used by most FPV equipment
- Demonstrates a commitment to responsible and legal drone operation, improving relations with other RC enthusiasts and the public
- Opens up a whole new world of radio communication and experimentation
- Enables access to certain frequencies and modes of operation that are not available to unlicensed pilots
- You can develop your technical skills.
To encourage more drone pilots to get their ham radio license, Ham Radio Prep is offering a special discount. By using the coupon code FliteTest20 at checkout, you can save 20% on any of Ham Radio Prep’s license courses, which include everything you need to pass the FCC amateur radio license exam.
Whether you’re an experienced FPV pilot or just starting out, adding a ham radio to your toolkit can be a smart move. Not only does it offer practical benefits for flying drones, but it also opens up a whole new world of radio communication and experimentation. So why not give it a try? Head over to Ham Radio Prep’s website and use the FliteTest20 code to get started today.