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September 15, 2012 6:33 AM Subscribe
Received a old Ham Radio transceiver as a gift. Is what I'd like to do with it plausible?
posted by werkzeuger to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I received a Kenwood TS-440S
from relatives who have no use for it. It seems to be an older but quite decent HF transceiver.
I took it because I hate to see good electronics equipment go to waste. Although I have a broad background in electronics and audio engineering (production, not EE) I know very little about radio, RF and broadcasting.
I have neither the time nor interest for getting an amateur radio license.
So...am I correct in thinking I may legally use this unit as a receiver only without a license? If that is true, what I'd like to do boils down to "listen to cool stuff, especially international stuff." Is it possible to do this without diving in deeply to amateur radio?