The electronics part was what kept me away for a long time also but it really is not all that hard. All of the questions are published, with the correct answers, online. all you have to do is study them. You can take every variation of the test online also. I just tested myself, over and over and over, until I could past it more often than I failed it. I kept a notebook and, everytime I missed a question, I wrote it down, with the correct answer only. I studied this. There are also classes on youtube. Just make certain you are watching one for the current element test. There are only 35 questions on the Tech test. You must get 27 right to pass and it is pass fail. Who cares if you only get 27? That is passing!Longshanks wrote: ↑Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:57 amI know used to HAM it up in Illinois area. Hadn't seen him on since he posted on the new member board, though.
I looked into taking classes on HAM radio when I lived in Cookeville, TN. They offered free testing locally. Honestly, the electronics part is the only thing that throws me off. I know I could learn it, I just didn't do well understanding electronics in high school... most likely due to my greater interest in girls and beer at the time.
Now that I live in Bowling Green, I'd still love to HAM it up. Sadly, I'm in an uppity neighborhood that would frown on a huge antenna in the back yard. I'm close enough to I-65, however, I could probably just plug in the ol' CB I have and reach passers-by with a vehicle antenna.
As for the neighborhood? ARRL has some killer resources on clandestine antennas. You would be surprised what you can get away with and it is incredibly fun to run things up, right under neighbors noses. disguise it as landscaping!