@MountainBiker – The test is relatively easy to pass and just reading the Ham Radio License Manual published by the ARRL. You can cram for the test by reading the Q&A’s in the back over and over till you get them down.

@Sledjockey – The entire frequency range from 130- 174 MHz and from 400- 480 MHz is open to both TX and RX. You need to be careful though as Ham license only allows you to TX on 2m from 144- 148 MHz and on 440 from 420-450mhz. The radio doesn’t qualify for the FCC certification and would not transmit to the Marine VHF, MURS, FRS/GMRS, or business radio or emergency services radio frequencies that lie in these frequency ranges. Doings so will result in FCC action.