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HamStudy.org offering FREE tools to help u get your ham license!

https://hamstudy.org/

Ham radio is a blast and listening is as much fun if not more than talking!

Icom is sponsoring this website where u can study FREE of charge. Designers are Richard Bateman, Rich Porter, Michael Stufflebeam, Damian Junk and Rik Line.

So, if u have an interest in getting on your local airwaves or even talking to fellow hams around the world, here's your chance.

Just heard a local ham talking about Ed Snowden this morning. It's a wonderful, wonderful medium for talking to your neighbors or keeping in touch with family!

Once you have studied at hamstudy.org, there are also practice tests at qrz.com Then, just search "ham license test sites" + "your town" and you will find there is one or more near you.

Ham radio is so neat. If u don't care for internet social sites, you just may be a ham. For a modest investment, your own radio station is up and running. Long before cell phones or the internet, there was ham radio. And, when all else fails, radio is what even government agencies go to for communications. It is a basic for anyone into emergency preparedness.

Last, though Morse Code/CW is alive and well, it is no longer required, so u or your whole family can get your license fast.

See you down the log, Lord willing!~ 73

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Big BUMP. Thank you for posting.

Big BUMP.

Thank you for posting.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Minor corrections

Icom sponsors the website, but they do not own or run it. It is actually run by a small group of people, most of whom are ham radio operators, who were dissatisfied with the existing tools available. Those people are: Richard Bateman (me), Rich Porter, Michael Stufflebeam, Damion Junk, and Rik Line.

Appreciate u taking time to clarify

I hope my corrections in the op are satisfactory. I suppose congratulations are in order on getting Icom to sponsor you? That's terrific that folks are able now to study for free! Wish I would've known about this when going for my tech. Hopefully the service will be available if I go for my general.

Congratulations as well on becoming a member of the Daily Paul. It is a great place to be briefed on current, "real" news.

Last, I wonder how u were made aware of this thread so quickly if u care to share.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
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Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
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The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

Thanks for updating the article!

I appreciate you so quickly updating the article. We monitor our traffic pretty closely as the largest challenge with getting our site up and running has actually been to get the word out -- thus we check frequently to see what sites are sending traffic our way (using Google analytics). I noticed that we were getting quite a few referrals from this article, so I thought I'd check it out and noticed the inaccuracy. You're not the only ones to misunderstand =]

HamStudy has actually been around for several years and is gradually improving -- we plan to be around for quite awhile, so I'm sure we'll have some great resources for you when you go to upgrade next =] I particularly recommend you check out our flashcards -- most people consider them our best feature, though we're working on bringing the practice tests up to par as well.

Thank you for posting about it, and 73!

- KD7BBC

Sure. I needed to amend something?

On your user/account page when I click on a post entitled "One More Correction" it says comment not found. Please feel free to let me know what I need to correct.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
--
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
--
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

+1 Awesome - A Solution

Could a family conceivably wean themselves off cell phones and transition to ham for local commo?
thx for the resource

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

I would say yes!

I would b glad to see my husband put cell phone expenses into ham radio! The only drawback would be if u wanted/needed to speak privately. But if it is true that all cell conversations are monitored anyway, I guess the safest way to speak in private is face to face in a private residence.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
--
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
--
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

question

Are there any efforts underway to establish a shortwave packet-switched network that is independent of the Internet? That's something I would be very interested in.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

amateur radio digital communications

Here in Pennsylvania, I head up a working group where we hold a weekly net using the free NBEMS software. With our computers connected to our radios, we exchange messages and files over about a 300 mile range with nothing more than some modest transceivers (100 watts) and homemade wire antennas. It's lots of fun and good to know that you can move information in the absence of telecommunications infrastructure and commercial power. Check out "NBEMS" on the internet and youtube and paNBEMS on yahoo groups.

Don't know but ham radio originally...

...was and still is, for many folks independent of the internet.

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
--
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
--
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

hamstudy.org

Check!

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

CQ CQ

Bump

Free includes debt-free!

Nice to c u Paul S. ...about CQ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CQ_(call)

I'm a new ham but I believe that CQ is used mainly for high frequency, correct?

For local radio, one just throws out their call sign for the most part.

It's a lot of fun but also educational and a very practical way to bring about growth/development in so many ways!

I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Ps 120:7
--
Better to be divided by truth than united in error.
--
The local church(not a building -a people) is the missing link. The time to build is now.

Guy accross the road had 6 Meter transceiver.

When he was looking, he would repeat CQ CQ CQ then his call sign , I think. We picked it up on the
TV.

But my memory is dim, as that was 1965 and I in the fifth grade.

Free includes debt-free!

CQ

CQ simply means "I'm looking for anyone to talk with". CQ is used mostly on regional, continental and inter continental radio communications. When you're talking on local FM frequencies, most hams just state their call sign.