I decided to look into obtaining my license to operate ham radio. I heard Leo LaPorte talking about it a few years ago and was always curious about it. A lot of people think of ham radio operators are a bunch of old nerds, but I have learned that a lot of younger people have been getting involved and the older guys are typically very intelligent and willing to help new people.
There are 3 types of licenses required by the FCC to operate on the designated bands.
- Technician (entry level)
- General (Intermediate)
- Extra (Advanced)
You can typically find a local amateur radio group in your area that would be glad to help you learn what you need to get your license. Once you feel ready, you can find a testing center here In some cases, your local amateur club may provide testing. The cost of the test is only $15
Here are a few study resources I have found useful
I plan to take my test at the end of February at our local amateur radio club and will share my call sign after I pass. If you have any tips or resources you would like to share, please do so in the comments. Thanks.