[Space] HAM licenses

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 03:15:23 PST 2010


Yeah, Chris is planning on getting his license tomorrow at 10:30 in
Sunnyvale.  It seems that hams are characteristically bad about posting
their schedules online.  I can pick up dates and times for people who are
looking to get their stuff.  If you want to study and take a regular test,
that's wise, but if you want a license and to pick up the details later, you
can do a ham cram.


Christie
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On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 10:29 PM, Brian Choate <brian.choate at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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