[Hpr] Amateur radio round table?
Christopher M. Hobbs
cmhobbs at cryptolab.net
Fri Jan 6 15:15:02 PST 2017
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Steve Saner <hpr at saner.net> wrote:
> So, I do think klaatu makes a good point and I think, as a ham
> community we should maybe try to share how one goes about getting a
> license, which, specifics aside, probably is fairly much the same in
> most countries (but I don't really know).
In that situation, in the US it would be:
0. Decide on what license class you'd like to test for: Technician
(VHF/UHF and some limited HF CW), General (Seems to be most HF users),
or Extra (shoot for the moon).
1. Acquire the appropriate study material and study it/memorize the
2. Find a VEC, schedule and take your test.
3. Buy (a) radio(s) appropriate for the mode(s) you want to operate.
4. Try not to cause QRM! :D
I think most folks enter through the Tech class license. I also agree
that memorizing the answers isn't the way to go but when given the
structure of testing it's almost unavoidable. That's a philosophical
discussion/holy war that has decimated many a conversation.
Thanks for the kind words and the constructive input. I think more
amateur radio shows on HPR is a great idea as it fits the theme quite
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