Interested in amateur radio / Where to start?

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I am wanting to get into ham radio and need help do so I live in portage Indiana can anyone help
Have you researched what area of Ham radio you would like to enter into? Local stuff? ( 2 meter). Are you interested in HF (long distance). Some get into ham for storm chasing or storm spotting. Give a little idea what your interested in. Have you been listening to local 2 meter traffic?
 

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Go here: Search for ARRL Affiliated Clubs and find a local club. They'll have info on classes, if any, and when/where they are. You may also find an Elmer (tutor) that will help get your ticket if there are no classes in the area.

They'll also know about where the local tests are held when you're ready.
 

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There's plenty of getting started and general info on the ARRL site: ARRL | Licensing, Education & Training | Getting on the Air

Given how diverse the hobby is, knowing what specific area(s) you're interested in will help focus both your studies and others to be able to suggest where to go for info/help.

The first step is getting your Tech license. The ARRL License Manual covers everything you need to pass the exam (there's one book per exam for each of the license levels): Ham Radio License Manual
 
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