Do I need a license for radio-location?

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tmazanec1

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I got a no-code Tech (N8VHI) but when the World Wide Web got popular, I let it lapse.
Would I need it to locate a rocket using "fox hunting" technology?
 

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If it's been under 2 years since it lapsed, you can still renew your license. Most fox hunting trackers use ham bands, so yes, you will legally need a tech license. I know a handful of people who use the fox/dog trackers and don't have a license though.
 

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Depends on the frequency used. 70cm or any other ham band, yes.
 

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When the WWW got popular was quite some time ago. Probably the OP would have to re-test otherwise would be confined to the pricey unlicensed RDF stuff or 900Mhz GPS trackers. The GPS dog trackers from Garmin are pretty pricey too.
If you want to have a broader choice for RDF, a ham ticket is nice but not so necessary anymore especially one is a sport flier and don't mind 900Mhz GPS trackers. Depends upon how much $$$$ one wants to spend. Kurt
 

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I got a no-code Tech (N8VHI) but when the World Wide Web got popular, I let it lapse.
Would I need it to locate a rocket using "fox hunting" technology?
N8VHI Expired in 2012... Most of the RF trackers (most, not all) are really falcon trackers (used for birding) in the 216mhz ~ 224mhz range. A new technicians ticket will keep you legal.
 
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