View Full Version : r u a HAM

07-14-2003, 11:45 AM
Well any HAM Radio Operators here... Please share your experience.. what does it take to become a HAM...

07-14-2003, 11:51 AM
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?

Zach L.
07-14-2003, 12:03 PM
>> what does it take to become a HAM...

A radio, a large apetite, and an aversion to bacon.

07-14-2003, 01:22 PM
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.

07-14-2003, 01:53 PM
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. :)