Rant: ham radio and hacking

Bill Meara just did a great guest post at Hackday on why today’s electronics hackers should give ham radio some serious consideration. With the removal of the Morse code requirement from all licensing exams, and the use of multiple choice testing (with the questions/answers available online) there’s no excuse not to consider pursuing your Amateur Radio Ticket.

Via Hackaday.

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5 Comments

  1. That essay might finally push me over the line into actually sitting for exams. I’ve been debating it for years… but I really have no excuse. Thanks for posting this!

    1. If you need help, contact a local ham. We teach classes, mentor folks studying, and administer the exams. Let me know if you need help deciphering the available info.

  2. Amateur radio clubs are the closest thing many smaller cities have to a hackerspace. Many hams have other geeky interests as well as radio.

    Thanks for posting.

    va7deo

  3. even if ham trafic is not your goal, ham licences may help a lot.

    i’m a ham for more half a century and my log is quite empty for many years. i was always more interesting in building or hacking than in the trafic itself. but i’m allowed go do a lot with my call (F1OM first and F6DNH after with useless morse code ).
    it’s not a collection but i’ve also my licence as aeronautical operator from the time i was piloting ULM…
    for an annual cost of 48€ this gives me more capabilities…
    regards or 73’s
    Marc, op F6DNH, alias cuagn

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