Im a old 70s CB guy with Radio Interest.

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Gearjam

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I was about 16 when I got involved in CB radio way back in the 70s.
My first CB was a old green tube Spitfire (Wish I still had that radio)
I remember it like it was yesterday, met alot of friends back then.
I was not afraid of heights and I ended up putting up alot of towers and beams back then, event 70 or 80 '
Anyway Im thinking I would like to get my amateur license to atleast opperate a 2 meter radio.

Heres my question ...How long on average does it take the average person to study and pass the exam?

Aslo where do I begin?
Im near Fergus and Guelph

Anyway thanks for any tips on this.

Dan
 

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I was about 16 when I got involved in CB radio way back in the 70s.
I think many here started in a similar fashion, that is ,great that there is interest in the hobby once again there are many resources available to become a ham.
Firstly I would look here Radio Amateurs of Canada
You can also try speaking to a ham neighbour that might have an antenna collection on his property, I know this time of year when there are swap meets, you can go and meet others and see what if any nearby clubs around with classes.Good luck its a great hobby.
 
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Thanks guys for all tthe links and tips.

From what I understand in Canada it starts with a Basic Qualification: an examination of 100 questions.

That will get me up and running , and no morse code unless i want to upgrade.

I do know basic electricty and a little of the electronics ,just from interest in the past.

Kitchener/Waterloo is a little further down the road, Im hoping theres a club in Guelph or Fergus.
Maybe I can buy the study book online and start there for now.

Im not too clear on this, but I just heard that some other advanced ham guys could give me the test after I study

Dan
 

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Dan, the first thing you should learn is the following....
Don't pluralize 73!! The term is 73 NOT 73s......
73 is a morse code (cw) term meaning "best regards"
There's no such thing as "best regards's"
It's kind of similar to when your waitress says "how are yous guys today?"
Just saying.....
Good luck with your plans
73
 
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