Getting Started - Getting Certified

Getting Started - Getting Certified

Post by Matthew Fowl » Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:26:55

Lo all.

I'm a computer engineer, with growing interest in wireless technology.
Its time i finally bite the bullet and get my amateur license.  i've
been meaning to do this since 5th grade when my teacher showed me his
ham radio.

I'm mainly interested in digital communications, although some analog
would be good too.

Where do I get started?  My background knowledge still isnt strong
enough to get me certified right yet...

Thanks
Matt

 
 
 

Getting Started - Getting Certified

Post by Mark Waldro » Sun, 15 Dec 2002 00:18:47


Matt--

Lotsa information out there, but here are some URLs that might be helpful
as you get up to speed:

Packet radio and digital comms:
http://www.redwaveradio.com/
http://www.redwaveradio.com/

Satellite comms:
http://www.redwaveradio.com/

APRS:
http://www.redwaveradio.com/~bruninga/index.html

Careful...it can be ***ive.. :)

73,
Mark


Quote:> Lo all.

> I'm a computer engineer, with growing interest in wireless technology.
> Its time i finally bite the bullet and get my amateur license.  i've
> been meaning to do this since 5th grade when my teacher showed me his
> ham radio.

> I'm mainly interested in digital communications, although some analog
> would be good too.

> Where do I get started?  My background knowledge still isnt strong
> enough to get me certified right yet...

> Thanks
> Matt

 
 
 

Getting Started - Getting Certified

Post by Dee D. Flin » Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:17:51

For licensing info check out:

ARRL
www.arrl.org

W5YI
http://www.w5yi.org/default.htm

If you are in the San Diego area, check on SANDARC.  They do have website
but I don't have the URL.

The introductory license is the Technician class and it gives you all
privileges in the VHF and higher frequencies including digital and analog.

Come and join the fun.

Dee Flint, N8UZE


Quote:> Lo all.

> I'm a computer engineer, with growing interest in wireless technology.
> Its time i finally bite the bullet and get my amateur license.  i've
> been meaning to do this since 5th grade when my teacher showed me his
> ham radio.

> I'm mainly interested in digital communications, although some analog
> would be good too.

> Where do I get started?  My background knowledge still isnt strong
> enough to get me certified right yet...

> Thanks
> Matt