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There may be others, but the Cape Ann club is the only one I know of. They started doing it twice per year a couple years ago. They usually get 20-30 attendees and pretty much everyone gets their Tech license. Since it doesn't cost anything extra to try the General test, lots of people try that right after the Tech test and a few get it. Kids as young as 11 have gotten their Tech license there (Remember having a brain that actually remembers?).Are there other sources for the "Tech in a Day" class?
There are no age restrictions. However, it is mostly silent study. My older boy did it when he was 11, but he's mentally built for just that kind of thing. My younger boy, who's now 11 still couldn't sit through it.How old do you need to be for the Tech in a Day class? How is the studing done? I'm wondering if it would be worth an 8 year old going? Or, will it be too much for her? If it's just sitting there all day and reading, I'll never get her to do it...but if there's interaction, I might take her to Gloucester. Plus, there's a lot to do there if I take the whole family and let them run around while we're in the class.
The philosophy is: don't worry about the theory. Just learn the correct answers, get your ticket, get your 2M rig and get on the air. If you stick with it the theory will come on its own.
I have mixed feelings about this idea. Memorization like this will get you through the test, but then you pretty much have to start over with learning how to actually be a ham.
Picture our roads without the drivers being educated and made to follow a set of procedures. Just doing what they want. Licensing is just a way of making sure the people know the procedures and standards of operating. And the license is something that can be taken away as a form of enforcing the procedures. Same thing for radio. Without it the airwaves would be chaos and relatively useless.
Yes. One operator can literally and possibly unknowingly, become a nuisance that could impact operators in countries miles away. Possibly interfering with commercial broadcasts as well.OK. So I'm assuming one bad operator (user?) can screw things up for others pretty easily. Is that right? (and I'll do my reading on any further questions).