You must have an Amateur Radio License before operating the types of hand-held and mobile transceivers that are used for communication between hang glider pilots.
Here are some starting points for anyone wanting to get his/her amateur radio license:
You will need a Technician Class (or better) license. This class was formerly known as "Tech - No Code", because you don't have to memorize Morse code to obtain the license.
The list of local HAM testing sites and times is online at:
All of the questions are publicly available. You can buy a book or just use the various online tests to study:
(the complete question pool)
http://www.qrz.com/ham/ (choose Technician exam)
http://www.aa9pw.com/radio/ (exam in left navigation bar)
Or, if you want online, computer-based training that "guarantees"
you will pass the test (for $30), check out:
And, of course, the FCC is anxious to help you get all the information you
need to obtain this license. Visit them at:
FCC Amateur Radio Service
Thanks for "doing the right thing!"
Best of flying, from MCHGA