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« on: November 01, 2017, 04:52:44 PM »

I've always wanted to get into HAM but I can't seem to find any information on where to go to take the test. Any pointers I am in Toledo, OH
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 05:34:36 PM »

To find an exam in your area visit the ARRL Exam Search Page:
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http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

HamStudy is a free website that will help you learn about the technology and review the test questions. It is a great tool!
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https://hamstudy.org/


Only been licensed since January, but having a blast! Not sure why I waited so long!

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 05:43:02 PM »

You can go toa local ham radio club in Fulton county Ohio.  Most clubs have educational training and will provide the tests and examination.

You should start with  NO CODE license very simple Examine as its your not required to pass a morse code exam for beginners.

If your really want a General licence with more privileges the clubs will offer Morse code training
They also going to have a hamfest next month and they also do the examinations during the hamfest

I have been a ham for 55 years and I had more fun talking to people not only in the USA but around the world.
With morse code there is no language barrier and you have fun having two way conversations even with very weak signal.
They call this QRP Low power transmission with affordable radio.
It much more satisfying  than typing messages on the internet forum.  



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12/02/2017 | FCARC WinterFest   

Location: Delta, OH
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Sponsor: Fulton County Amateur Radio Club
Website:   k8bxq.org/hamfest
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 07:46:54 PM »

To clarify Dave5's post... Amateur Radio licenses no longer require code (CW) to upgrade to the higher licenses. Agree with him that code proficiency opens more frequencies for useage and provides another way to communicate. Especially useful if signal propagation is poor or if dealing with high noise levels.

Several digital modes now allow reliable text communications in even lower signal to noise conditions than CW, but you need to interface with a computer. Many communication options other than analog voice and CW. Hams are even using DVBS/S2 satellite receivers, encoders, modulators, BUCs and LNBFs for terrestrial TV communications! :)
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 10:20:17 PM »

BTW, if you watched NCIS last night, that was absolutely NOT amateur radio!!!

I come from a family of "hams" and have been licensed since 1969 at the age of 11.

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 11:28:16 PM »

Right on, Chayim!!! I saw that and I was appalled when they started using 'handles'. Do you think it would do any good to send a protest to Belasarius?  Viejo
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 11:22:38 PM »

Well, I went to the CBS feedback site. Here is the text of my submission to complain about the NCIS episode shown on 10-31-17.

"As an Amateur Radio licensed individual, I was appalled at the Episode showed 10-31-17 that used the term "HAM" for the radio communications on the program. We, as Amateurs, have been called Hams, but I take offense when the term in applied to Citizens Band radio. The two radio services are worlds apart. Respectfully submitted, K9BUD, Advanced Class Amateur."

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