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     * Study the exam prep materials online. [[https://​hamstudy.org/​|HamStudy.org]] provides explanations to the answers to the questions.     * Study the exam prep materials online. [[https://​hamstudy.org/​|HamStudy.org]] provides explanations to the answers to the questions.
   * Take the exam.   * Take the exam.
 +    * Bring $15, a pencil, pen, photo ID, and a calculator. A four function calculator should be fine for the technician exam. [[http://​www.arrl.org/​what-to-bring-to-an-exam-session|The ARRL]] has a list of things you can bring.
     * After passing, your call sign should show up in the [[http://​wireless2.fcc.gov/​UlsApp/​UlsSearch/​searchLicense.jsp|FCC database]] within a few weeks.     * After passing, your call sign should show up in the [[http://​wireless2.fcc.gov/​UlsApp/​UlsSearch/​searchLicense.jsp|FCC database]] within a few weeks.
     * You can start operating as soon as you show up in the FCC database online.     * You can start operating as soon as you show up in the FCC database online.
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   * Ebay and other online marketplaces are a useful resource. - [[http://​www.ebay.com|eBay]]   * Ebay and other online marketplaces are a useful resource. - [[http://​www.ebay.com|eBay]]
   * [[http://​swap.qth.com/​|QTH Ham Swapmeet]]   * [[http://​swap.qth.com/​|QTH Ham Swapmeet]]
-  * Hamfests, such as Stone Mountain in the fall and Huntsville Hamfest in the spring, are full ofused ​(and new) equipment and parts. You can also search the ARRL database for hamfests in your area. - [[http://​www.arrl.org/​hamfests-and-conventions-calendar|LocalHamfests]]+  * Hamfests, such as Stone Mountain in the fall and Huntsville Hamfest in the spring, are full of used (and new) equipment and parts. You can also search the ARRL database for hamfests in your area. - [[http://​www.arrl.org/​hamfests-and-conventions-calendar|LocalHamfests]]
   * [[http://​www.arrl.org/​field-day|Field day events]]   * [[http://​www.arrl.org/​field-day|Field day events]]
  
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   * Learn Morse Code.   * Learn Morse Code.
   * Work on [[:​projects|projects]].   * Work on [[:​projects|projects]].
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newbie_guide.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/19 09:03 by cwh0009