Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Jan. 23 2005,02:15
Since I don't know your country of origin, I can only share what I know
about the US licensing and testing information..
www.qrz.com is a great place to start.
My wife and kids got their licenses studying the online practice tests,
went to a testing site, and passed first time !
www.arrl.org has reams and reams of information about testing sites,
experiments, news, antennas, articles, and projects involving ham radio.
Those should keep you busy for a good while..
I enjoy APRS, GPS, Contesting, Homebrewing, Antennas, Satellites, and
just general tinkering with radio. Collecting QSL cards is fun..
Linux and Ham Radio go very well together..
There are many extensions in the repository for Amateur Radio use.
The Hams I know are very supportive, and friendly, like DSL forums.