Ham Radio License

From: Stephen Haywood 
How do I go about getting a Ham Radio License?
Stephen Haywood
Owner, ASG Consulting
T: @averagesecguy
W: averagesecurityguy.info

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 1:42 PM, Stephen Haywood wrote: Looks like nobody signed up for the W4AM March Ham & Cram, but I'd start at http://w4am.org/e107/page.php?4 Dan

=============================================================== From: Joe Freeman ------------------------------------------------------ Chattanooga Ham club does testing by appt on Tuesdays I think. There are several written exams - all multiple choice - depending on what level of privleges you want. Basic electronics, rf theory, operating skills, and legal requirements make up most of the tech license exam. 73 de KD4UOW clr On May 17, 2013 4:51 PM, "Stephen Haywood" wrote:

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ http://www.arrl.org/tech-question-pool I tested with the marion county group. Their examiners use the wescar(Western Carolina) system. KF4UWL ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Mike Robinson ------------------------------------------------------ The HAM license is much, much easier to get than it used to be =96 Morse = code is gone. It's great fun to have, and very useful. 73's!=

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ Congratulations, and welcome to the world of ham radio! If anyone is interested in joining our ranks, let me know, even if I'm out of the area, I can see about getting you in touch with other hams. -73 de K4RNT On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Mike Robinson w= rote: Morse

=============================================================== From: Bret McHone ------------------------------------------------------ I'm speaking in complete ignorance here since I've never been exposed to ham radio. What are its practical usage and purposes with today's technology? Thanks, Bret t

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ Another HAM radio guy here as well! My call is KJ4JXE I typically hang out around 2m or 440, most of the time on WD4DES repeater. e

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I need to get my license, unfortunately the only HAM equipment I have access to is USAF radios. r. se

=============================================================== From: Benjamin Stewart ------------------------------------------------------ Speaking as another outsider, my impression is that it's mainly a way to meet and chat with other geeks. You'll also hear about hams saving the day during major disasters when normal lines of communication are disrupted. e

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ Back in the early '70s, my Dad worked for an intelligence contractor. Some of his coworkers were HAMs (as one might expect from a bunch of radio engineers), and occasionally used work gear for HAM conversations. One oft-repeated tale was of an operator talking to someone with a very British accent, in which the conversation veered to equipment because the audio quality was so clear. Said operator allowed that he was working with a 10 meter dish, and the response was an incredulous "on your *roof*?" Don't knock the pro-level gear... Dan

=============================================================== From: Joe Freeman ------------------------------------------------------ Once upon a time, I spent a year on Kwajalein Atoll, RMI working for Raytheon. While I was there one or more - ahem- "parties" may or may not have used this dish to capture one of the oscar satellites by connecting radios to one of the various mid-stage IF mixers and a small bit of tracking software. This of course was during a maintenance shutdown, and was classified as 'testing'... http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/kwa/0his

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Some hams are in the forefront of software radio and digital communications. Cells have caused a hit on the hobby. But that tech was developed by a ham(voting system in cell towers). Also Hams are point to point. Most often the system that goes down during a disaster are cell systems. If not due to disaster directly, then due to increase service load. Hams are frequency agile unlike other services. Not only are we not confined to "channels" we have access to multiple bands. Example a beginning tech has privileges on 50mhz range, 145 mhz, 220 mhz, 440 mhz, 900mhz, 1.2 ghz and beyond even reaching 300ghz. Oh we have voice, image, and data privileges. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah I forgot we have satellites and can talk to astronauts. I know someone who talked to skylab twice. ISS has a ham rig. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Steven have you looked into becoming a MARS operator? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ That would be neat. I'd be up for it, I've enjoyed having access to such nice radios, I'm a little spoiled.