Dec 092007
 

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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.

04-Mar-2008
Sponsor: KINGS COUNTY RA
Time: 7:00 PM (No walk-ins)
Contact: ROBERT V SAN GIULIANO
(718)852-2030
VEC: ARRL/VEC
Location: GUILD FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
260 68TH ST
WWW.KC2RA.COM/VE.HTML
REGISTER BY SUNDAY BEFORE EXAM
BROOKLYN, NY 11220

If you’re feeling ambitious, go to this one!

17-Dec-2007
Sponsor: COLUMBIA UNIV VE TEAM ARC
Time: 6:30 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: ALAN CROSSWELL
(212)854-3754
Email: ALAN@COLUMBIA.EDU
VEC: ARRL/VEC
Location: WWW.W2AEE.COLUMBIA.EDU/CUARC-EXAMS.HTML
2960 BROADWAY
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
115 HAVEMEYER HALL
NEW YORK, NY 10027

Painting above is by Thomas Hurley III. – Link

  8 Responses to “Ham Radio: Get Your Technician Licence!”

Comments (8)
  1. 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.

  2. here’s a link to andrew armenia’s question and answer executable. there’s a separate .exe for general and technician.

    link:
    http://www.asquaredlabs.com/Software/hampractice.ucp

  3. 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

    By Subway
    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

  4. Hi

    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.

    Mike

  5. Dang Bre – this picture makes me want to get my ham radio license more than ever now!

  6. 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

    thanks again
    B. Lifshitz

  7. Yeah the post definitely makes me want to work on my license again.

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