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HAM Radio - All I hear are crickets

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by Bloodstriker, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. JeffinCA

    JeffinCA Empty Pockets

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    It is by no means dead, in fact in many areas its growing like wildfire.

    There are so many facets to ham radio, perhaps you are limiting yourself by just thinking VHF. Consider HF, MF, and other forms. Personally I do mostly HF DXing and contesting, and that area of the sport is on fire with innovation and growth.

    There's also a lot of new hams coming into the hobby because of the requirement for a ham license to fly a drone.

    Whatever your interest area, there's something to check out. If you wish to stay around VHF, there's satellite comms, there's EME, VHF contesting, VHF DXing, etc., etc.

    73!
     
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  2. CELICA XX

    CELICA XX Loaded Pockets

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    I purchased a BaoFeng UV-82HP last year with the intention of getting licensed, but I haven't found any good resources for true beginners.
     
  3. syntaxerrorsix

    syntaxerrorsix Loaded Pockets

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    Go here https://hamexam.org/ and study the flashcards and take the practice tests. Do a Google search for your closest club and see when they test.
     
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  4. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Agreed!
    This lets you really just memorize the questions and pass the test if that is how you want to go.
    You can take the test online until comfortable and it is tough to fail this way I think.
    Once you are connected to a local club it is also a lot easier to get practical knowledge and experience for sure and while talking your way into it on the air too!
     
  5. CELICA XX

    CELICA XX Loaded Pockets

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    Thank you very much, I will look into that !