Wife and I are taking the technician level Jan 2nd in woodland park. Time to look for study material.
You can study online, but you have to go in person to a license testing session. ARRL has a decent search to find nearby testing sessions. http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-sessionI need to get my license - can the test be taken online or do you have to go someplace in person?
I haven't studied yet but I passed a sample online test using general knowledge (Systems Engineering & Robotics degree 25 years ago; but I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday - lol). Are any of these "ham study" websites worthwhile or should I order the books?
Dotcom, do you use the digital features of the FT1DR? I only know of a single System Fusion repeater in the Denver area. I've used digital (C4FM) once on that repeater, and it worked great. I have an FT1DR and an FTM-400DR. It would be interesting to check some of the digital features (such as voice and group monitor) with you if we are on trail together.I used to run a kenwood d700 until some kid in the neighborhood stole the remote display. Now I have a yaesu ft1dr handheld with external antenna and a baofeng handheld for hiking around. Both are 2m/70cm but the yaesu has gps/gprs and packet capabilities.