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Offline AlakazamExe

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Getting A Radio Operators License
« on: February 08, 2021, 0223 UTC »
I've been watching this forum for a while now and have been considering getting my Radio Operators License. I feel like the courses required for the license alone would allow me to learn a lot, although I'm not sure the license itself would get much use, so I was wondering if any of you thought it was worth it?

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Re: Getting A Radio Operators License
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2021, 1927 UTC »
Do you mean an amateur radio license? Where are you located?
East Central Illinois
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Re: Getting A Radio Operators License
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2021, 2158 UTC »
Do you mean an amateur radio license? Where are you located?
Yes, I confused the name of the license. I'm located in Florida.

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Re: Getting A Radio Operators License
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 2052 UTC »
Amateur radio is a wonderful hobby. You can find study guides for the exams on-line. There should be groups in your area that have Volunteer Examiners who offer the testing right there.
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Re: Getting A Radio Operators License
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 2134 UTC »
Well, you are certainly in the right state for it when it comes to the MAX number of amateur radio operators. Ironically, it's also the lightning capital of the world, so not my ideal spot for operating. However, you do have some unreal VHF / UHF tropo propagation down there with enhancement from the Gulf and the Ocean. That, and it's pretty flat down there. http://www.arrl.org/getting-licensed    Now, to find a VE Exam Session for your area. Who knows... I maybe QSO'ing with YOU in the future.
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