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Posted: 1/10/2021 6:57:07 PM EST
Is there anyone in this area willing to mentor someone with no experience?

I'd love me to learn about it but learn much better in a hands on environment.

Please PM me if you're willing to help me get started. Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/10/2021 11:25:04 PM EST
I have my ham license. Not sure if be very good at teaching anyone. I just studied the hectic test on qrz.com and then took the test. The actual questions are on qrz. I'm thinking about studying up and getting my general so I can start doing some HF stuff. Ham is not a hobby for me. Only reason I got involved is in case something happens and cell phones go down, I have some means of communication.
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 9:42:31 AM EST
I'm kinda in the same boat.

I ordered some Boafengs and a study guide. I figure I could probably pass the test with a lot of study, but if I dont have anyone to "mentor" me I will probably lose the skill.

I'm in Huntsville (South Huntsville)
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 4:14:40 PM EST
Ive got my General but I have yet to get a HF radio. JustVHF/UHF right now.

Its on the list of things to get. Just havent got there yet
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 5:50:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 6:50:48 PM EST
I am terrible at this stuff but happy to help. Need to throw up an antenna soon. Morgan Co.
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 9:40:28 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/11/2021 9:41:21 PM EST by justsayin]
Link Posted: 1/11/2021 10:49:41 PM EST
Ok, working on the test.....
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 9:18:48 AM EST
Can you take the test and get licensed online now? I found a testing location in jasper. I need to get this done as well.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:09:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/12/2021 2:08:29 PM EST by Bama-Shooter]
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:20:13 AM EST
I would attend
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 2:19:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
If someone would teach a class/overview I got two for sure who would attend. On a Saturday.

I can arrange for a classroom setting in central AL. Maybe a slight fee for the room.

ETA: So I made a contact through one of the existing training providers many of you are familiar with. We are working on getting this put together.

As soon as we get something I will let you know.
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I’m in as well.
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 2:22:59 PM EST
In.

place and time please

also willing to kick in a few bucks if necessary
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 5:33:22 PM EST
I dont know a lot, but I can try and come share what I know. I faked it enough to pass for my general anyway.

There is a reason im a Mechanical engineer, not and EE  
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 6:10:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 6:14:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/12/2021 11:56:23 PM EST
I'm in Central Alabama, and I'm always happy to help out.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 10:25:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
If someone would teach a class/overview I got two for sure who would attend. On a Saturday.

I can arrange for a classroom setting in central AL. Maybe a slight fee for the room.

ETA: So I made a contact through one of the existing training providers many of you are familiar with. We are working on getting this put together.

As soon as we get something I will let you know.
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I'm in. May also be able to help with a meeting space at no charge if yours doesn't work out. Just north of Birmingham in Blount county.
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 10:45:49 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 10:50:09 AM EST
Awesome, let me know what I need to chip in
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 12:37:23 PM EST
MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 4:57:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/13/2021 8:38:40 PM EST
Interested.
Link Posted: 1/15/2021 8:54:52 AM EST
I used HamSudy to get my license. Passed tech and general on first try. Picked up my extra about 6 weeks later. Because there is so much interference where I live, I haven't done anything with it. I could use a refresher.

Link Posted: 1/15/2021 9:32:53 AM EST
Interested.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 10:34:41 PM EST
I managed to get my general.  Been a while since I have played around with my radio.  Discovered my license expired a few months ago.  Trying to get it renewed now.
Link Posted: 1/21/2021 8:11:26 AM EST
I've got my tech lic, not sure I'd be a good teacher but willing to help out if I can (and I'm not working)
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 12:53:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i am north of bham. be happy to help. i am just a tech
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Hey TBS ltns... I'm outside HSV with Tech as well
Link Posted: 1/23/2021 1:10:24 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I'm in the 90% sure this is going to happen. May even have a firearms training component.

We have two facility options, both have classrooms and range access.
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Depending on when and where I might come down from HSV area.
Link Posted: 2/17/2021 8:43:33 PM EST
I am interested in this also.  I have a hand held and I am studying for Tech and General.
Link Posted: 2/24/2021 9:28:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/25/2021 3:37:15 PM EST
Thanks for posting that video
Link Posted: 3/2/2021 3:30:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/2/2021 3:31:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/2/2021 3:42:24 PM EST by Bama-Shooter]
Link Posted: 3/3/2021 9:03:23 AM EST
Thanks for doing this Bama. I have sent in my application to be a VE. I have no idea if I'll get my credentials by then or not.
Link Posted: 3/3/2021 6:18:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/5/2021 5:16:49 PM EST
I passed and got my Tech last month. I'm now looking to upgrade to General. Our local group tests every other month and are testing again in April.
Link Posted: 3/6/2021 2:26:44 PM EST
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