[Space] HAM licenses
nils at shkoo.com
nils at shkoo.com
Fri Mar 12 20:46:34 PST 2010
Citation needed. :)
Do you have a reference? I can't find information on any education
sessions for any of the exams except for the SF ham cram (which next
happens in mid-april, http://wcf.com/aero/exams/).
It also seems a bit implausable, seeing as the ham cram has 5 hours of
study. With the same amount of study time (to accomidate for the
untechnically inclined), that would put the Fremont exam tomorrow starting
the study session at 4am for a 9am exam time.
On Fri, 12 Mar 2010, Christie Dudley wrote:
> EVERYONE can get a ham license by:
> 1) Getting up early enough to arrive at the designated place by 8AM. (Quite
> possibly the biggest challenge)
> 2) Reading what they tell you to read
> 3) Writing the answers on the test
> There were a lot of... not very smart or knowledgeable people who took the
> test the same time as me and they all passed. You can too. You don't need
> to spend time preparing or anything else. (Although I imagine you could
> actually learn something that way - this just gets you your license.)
> I can pick up flyers for people tomorrow at the Electronics Flea market if
> anyone is interested.
> "We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
> scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17
> The outer bounds is only the beginning.
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 7:49 PM, <nils at shkoo.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to encourage y'all to get HAM licenses if you haven't gotten one
>> already. It'd make a lot of stuff easier, and it's not that tough to do.
>> It would be useful for us to have more folks who have HAM licenses, since
>> they could (legally) operate the gear and provide communication services
>> if we have more than one chase vehicle or whatnot.
>> It's really not very hard at all to get a Technician license, which allows
>> you to do all the stuff that we'll be doing. It's just rote memorization,
>> and a lot of the stuff you can probably get right by guessing if you're at
>> technologically knowledgable to start with. Here are the practice
>> flashcards (with the actual test questions) that I used to get a 100%
>> score on the exam:
>> There are usually ham tests every Saturday morning (and occasionally at
>> other times) Here is the ARRL search page for exam locations. Most of
>> them are walk-in:
>> Tomorrow there's one in Fremont, and one in Lafayette.
>> Sunnyvale also has one going on (not affiliated with the ARRL so it
>> doesn't show up on their search):
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