[Space] HAM licenses

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sat Mar 13 04:15:01 UTC 2010

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:
> 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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