Last Saturday, my husband and I passed our Ham Radio Operator Licence Exam…finally. Many events of the last year prevented us from taking the class we wanted to take to prepare for the exam. I was the one who needed the class. He would have been fine without it. Alas, we both accomplished the first step. We are now preparing online for the General exam and eventually the Extra.
We are excited to stop by the Ham Radio Outlet this weekend to get some accessories for our radios. In Moving Beyond AM Radios I explained the process we went through in selecting our first set of portable Ham radios. The Wouxun Powerwerx is proving to be a great first radio for a technologically challenged individual, like myself. My husband will surely be upgrading very soon.
As I explained some time ago in Ham It Up…Ham Radio for Newbies, eHam.net offers practice exams and the complete pool of questions for each level of exam: Technician (394), General (456), Extra (700). I am anxious to get started preparing while the information is fresh in my mind.
Next month, I will be attending a class for newbies called “Get on the Air!” sponsored by Ready-Five in San Diego. They were the company who graciously hosted our Ham Radio class last weekend. I will be writing more about them in the next few months. In the meantime, be sure to check them out!
For those who do not want or need a class to help them jump into the air, Don Butler (N4UJW) a boatload of information and reference material at HAMUniverse.com This site has been a lifesaver for me to fill in the gaps of my knowledge and answer practically any question I have had!
Once again, I encourage everyone who is interested to take the practice tests or go to a class if you prefer that route. Please don’t be intimidated. If I can do it, you can do it!!