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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GeorgiaGlocker, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. GeorgiaGlocker

    GeorgiaGlocker Incirlik AB 73 - 75

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    How difficult is it to become licensed these days?
     
  2. ryanm

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    35 question multiple choice test. Not that hard!
     

  3. Blaster

    Blaster Hunc tu caveto

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  4. BSA70

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    I was licensed in 1984 at 14. Even then it was tougher but easier than the 70's. One would have to travel a great distance and actually know electronics.

    It is still challenging. Not as easy as some say, you do have to put out effort. IT still filters some people out. I have a friend I would love to be a ham, he would like to, but just won't put the time into learning.


    I mainly operate HF CW.

    bsa
     
  5. dsalvador

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    Also worth noting that CW is no longer required for any license level.
     
  6. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    Buy the Tech and General study guides together and spend about two weeks of good solid studying on those and then go in and take Tech and General back to back. Tech is a breeze and General still isn't to hard. If you pass General, see if they will let you try again on Extra right then. You might just squeak by and if you don't then you at least know what to expect.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2012
  7. Road Dog

    Road Dog Senior Member Millennium Member

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    Its pretty easy, there is an online site that helps out a lot but I can't remember the site.