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Ham radio license question

Discussion in 'Communication (CB | GPS | HAM)' started by chevblazk5, May 2, 2002.

  1. chevblazk5

    chevblazk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    What do I have to do? Where do I have to go and who do I have to talk to about getting a license for a Ham radio? I am in NJ if that helps.
     
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    First you have to study ARRL (American Radio Relay League) has some *great* books to study for the tests. After that it's just a matter of finding a place to take a test.

    I believe www.qrz.com and a few other sites have that sort of information. Can also try contacting local chapter of red cross as I believe they hold HAM tests occasionally, at least that's what I've been told...

    The test for technician no code consists of 35 questions pulled from a large pool of questions... If you get a list of the questions make sure you don't bother studying the wrong answers, just cross those out and only study question and right answer... It helps...

    That'll get you your privellages for over 50mhz I believe... Will need either tech with code or general class license to operate on 10m/12m, etc... /forums/images/icons/crazy.gif I believe that's only 5wpm code... All things I've seen indicate not to bother learning code at 5wpm, as in the real world you'll get swamped. Best way is apparently to start at a high rate, one character at a time, practice it until you get it about 95% of the time and throw another one in until you're doing complete sentences, etc...

    Some computer programs teach like that and that's what I'll personally be searching for when I'm ready to learn code...
     
  3. chevblazk5

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    Again, Thanks for the info /forums/images/icons/smile.gif I'll ask around my area to see if there is a place around here where I can take the test.
     
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    You can get a computer program that will give you practice test for the no code. Makes the real test easy.
     
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    Great! Thanks /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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