[rescue] Ham license question...

James Fogg rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 6 10:03:08 CDT 2001

I took the test on a chance one field day about 8 years ago. I had been playing
with radio for years and passed with a 97 or something (now N1QCO, Technician

On Wed, 06 Jun 2001, THOU SPAKE:
> Without judging those who have passed the tests recently, all I can say is
the no code test is quite easy. I had grand plans of studying for the test,
working on remembering spectrum allocations, formulas, etc. but when it came
right down to it, I found that all I knew for the last 20-odd years was all I
needed to get a passing score. >  > If you have a chance, scan/review a license
guide at a local Radio Shack, then just take the exam. If there is a cost, it
will be minimal, and if you fail, you can retake the test at any time. >  > Ken
> n2vip >  > -----Original Message-----
> <snip>
> > -john (who keeps threatening to become a licensed ham,
> > but always manages to find other projects that have to
> > be done first.)
> With the licencing changes its stupidly easy to be a ham now. No code for tech,
> 5 wpm for all other classes. The same problem we see with certification in the
> puter industry is happening with radio, people who aren't qualified but have
> good memory are passing the exams.
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