Thread: r u a HAM

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    Its not rocket science vasanth's Avatar
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    r u a HAM

    Well any HAM Radio Operators here... Please share your experience.. what does it take to become a HAM...

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    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
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    Nope. I'm pretty fit, thanks.

    edit: Calling people a ham just because they've got weight problems is a little harsh, isn't it?

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    Toaster Zach L.'s Avatar
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    >> what does it take to become a HAM...

    A radio, a large apetite, and an aversion to bacon.
    The word rap as it applies to music is the result of a peculiar phonological rule which has stripped the word of its initial voiceless velar stop.

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    It's full of stars adrianxw's Avatar
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    The licensing rules/laws for HAM operators vary wildly from country to country. You'll need to check this out where you are/will be. The WRTV Handbook is the bible of the short waver, in my day, it carried country by country info on licencing - but that was years ago.

    I still DX on the SW bands from time to time, and have about 250 QSL cards from around the globe.
    Wave upon wave of demented avengers march cheerfully out of obscurity unto the dream.

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    Registered User moonwalker's Avatar
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    HAM could be pretty fun.
    My bro has a licence (National Institue of Amateur Radio, Ind)
    However, he stopped using it after a couple of years.
    It could be helpful in your resume if you're applying for
    any jobs in the defence.
    Other than that, it is purely a hobby. It's like the pre-historic
    internet for people to chat.

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