Ham Radio: Get Your Technician Licence!
What if we all had a ham radio license? We could be anywhere in NYC and have an audio backchannel via repeater. If there was a disaster, we could coordinate. We could set up aprs data transfer over radio to connect at a rocking 1200 baud over radio waves! I’ve used handy talkies for basic communication and gps data transfer over aprs during the ahab project and having a ham radio license is super handy.
I think it would be awesome if some folks in the group got their license. Here’s how to do it.
1. Download the powerpoints from the microhams and study! The basic license is called the “technician” license. – Link to study materials
2. Take your test! It appears the easiest place to get your test will be in Brooklyn on March 4th, which gives you lots of time to study.
Sponsor: KINGS COUNTY RA
Time: 7:00 PM (No walk-ins)
Contact: ROBERT V SAN GIULIANO
Location: GUILD FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
260 68TH ST
REGISTER BY SUNDAY BEFORE EXAM
BROOKLYN, NY 11220
If you’re feeling ambitious, go to this one!
Sponsor: COLUMBIA UNIV VE TEAM ARC
Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: ALAN CROSSWELL
Email: [email protected]
115 HAVEMEYER HALL
NEW YORK, NY 10027
Painting above is by Thomas Hurley III. – Link
the test’s pretty easy. i took it in November. all the test questions that can possibly be asked (technician) are listed here: http://www.ncvec.org/downloads/2006tech.pdf
so if your not good at electronics, memorize the answers.
here’s a link to andrew armenia’s question and answer executable. there’s a separate .exe for general and technician.
The Queens Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club also has free HAM radio classes . They can be reached at http://www.hosarc.org
The classes are not too hard for the technically minded and the teacher Rob Smith is very thorough. He will get you well prepared for taking the exam.
In addition, the HOSARC orginization runs a very well stocked Ham Shack available to members with just about every type of ham radio gear you would like to learn about.
The New York Hall of Science is located at 47-01 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, NY 11368
Take IRT #7 Flushing Line to 111th Street station. Walk south to the New York Hall of Science entrance at 48th Avenue and 111th Street.
Please contact the Rob Smith for information on the next scheduled class.
*******HOSARC REPEATER INFO**********
70cm: 444.200 (+5 MHz offset), CTCSS 136.5 Hz. – WB2ZZO
2m: 145.270 (-600 Khz offset), CTCSS 136.5 Hz. – KC2PXT
Every licensed amateur is welcome to
JOIN OUR NET
EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT at 9:00 PM
Our Net control station is Ken Newman, K2JLK
Our 440 repeater now has Echolink and IRLP tied in with it.
The Echolink node number is: 18957
The IRLP node number is: 4277
I would like to know if their a study course or class for the “General Level”. I’m inthe NYC area (10472).
Thanks for your time.
Dang Bre – this picture makes me want to get my ham radio license more than ever now!
The information was a great help , Where and When can I take the tech-no-code test? As I been on C.B. Radio for over 25 years now . I really do want to up-grade my status, By intergrading all of my joys into one unit, and that would be C.B.’s, Ham , and Computers
Yeah the post definitely makes me want to work on my license again.