[Space] HAM licenses

Brian Choate brian.choate at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 22:29:12 PST 2010


oops, did a reply instead of reply all the first time...

I got my license at the same ham cram that Christie went to. I was able to
pass without any prior studying.

I've actually been doing a lot of reading/studying since getting the license
because I want to do lots of stuff with radios now.

I had been interested getting a ham license since high school, but just
never got motivated enough to make it happen because I thought it would be a
lot harder to get a license.

B.

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 8:46 PM, <nils at shkoo.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> -nils
>
> 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.
> >
> > Christie
> > _______
> > "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.
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
> >
> >
> > 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:
> >>
> >> http://kb0mga.net/exams/
> >>
> >> 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:
> >>
> >> http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml
> >>
> >> 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):
> >>
> >> http://www.amateur-radio.org/
> >>
> >> -nils
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