I don't have a licenses yet so I need the Technician license.And make sure the guide you get is still valid. They just upgraded the test a year or two ago so the old(er) guides are no longer useful as the questions have changed.
Start taking the practice tests on hamexam.org... the flash cards are helpful too.
Ok I just got the email from her about the class times being different due to COVID. So I will email her back with that, thanks LeeYup, once you sign up for the actual Test contact the RPSTC training coordinator, Krystal Rhodes, and tell her you also want to sign up for the Ham Cram. The cram is put on by a volunteer and you need to register for that separately.
In 2007 - 2010 most of the active members were licensed. Basically we told anyone on Chicken Band that we were trash talking them on 2M . Once you have a few members licensed the others will want to know what is going on. We have enough ham members now that noobs will want to be in the "In" crowd.We talked about HAM licensing a lot on this weekend’s club camping trip. I think this may have been the first organized club run in human history where every driver in attendance had a HAM license. We discussed various ways of encouraging licensing as it was generally agreed-upon there are many advantages in doing so for club activities. It also made the drive out and back much less tedious having ‘cruiser head stuff to discuss on the lonely highway US 50.
This will muddy the waters - I just noticed there is a GMRS band that allows 50W, from 462.55 to 462.725.