?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Ham Radio

drmellow has been taking a ham radio class this month and has subsequently been studying to pass his Technician licensure exam. I've always thought it would be kind of neat to have a ham license and the more I listened to him talk about it, the more I began to wonder what type of stuff was on the test. Especially after he told me he thought I'd have no problem memorizing the info from the book without having to take the class.

Today at lunch, he was home taking practice tests online. When he was done, he queued up a test for me. What the heck, right? (Keep in mind I haven't read the book yet.)

I scored a 91.4% (passing is 75%, I think). I blew through the physics/electronics questions with no problem; the few I missed were specific to ham rules/regulations--that type of stuff. If I hadn't just organized a beginning guitar group on Thursday nights (our first meeting is this week), I'd skim through the book and go take the exam with him day after tomorrow. As it is, I think I'll plan to take it next month (the next time it's offered) and maybe even study for the Amateur General license with him, since he's planning on sitting for that test then.

How cool would it be to have my own call sign? I bet my Dad would be jealous. He'd have to go out and get his own ticket so he could talk to us.

Tags:

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
sidelobe
Oct. 24th, 2007 10:26 am (UTC)
Your dad would be so jealous!
yarbiedoll
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
It's too bad he doesn't already have his ticket; I could be sneaky and surprise him on the air. That would be some kind of fun.

Of course, as Greg observed, with a little ham-specific review, he could probably skunk us and come close to getting his Amateur Extra right off the bat. I don't see him having any problems with the advanced electronics!
neebs
Oct. 24th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
You guys have like the weirdest, most random hobbies... =P
yarbiedoll
Oct. 24th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
Thanks. ;-)
( 4 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

eye-con
yarbiedoll
The Inimitable Miss M

Latest Month

October 2009
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow