[Space] HAM licenses
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.
"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 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.
> 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.
>> 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.
>> > 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
>> > test the same time as me and they all passed. You can too. You don't
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> >> already. It'd make a lot of stuff easier, and it's not that tough to
>> >> It would be useful for us to have more folks who have HAM licenses,
>> >> they could (legally) operate the gear and provide communication
>> >> if we have more than one chase vehicle or whatnot.
>> >> It's really not very hard at all to get a Technician license, which
>> >> you to do all the stuff that we'll be doing. It's just rote
>> >> and a lot of the stuff you can probably get right by guessing if you're
>> >> 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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