[Space] HAM licenses

nils at shkoo.com nils at shkoo.com
Sat Mar 13 04:46:34 UTC 2010

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. (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
> _______
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> 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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