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  • idr0p
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    Hey, Like Unregistered436 I also got my Technician on Sat, any idea on how long it takes?

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  • Unregistered436
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  • Unregistered436
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    Hey DC408, thanks for offering this! I got my Technician on Saturday afternoon. Any idea approximately when my application should show up in ULS?

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  • FortyTwoWho
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  • FortyTwoWho
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    Thanks ZeroG! Indeed the location is Skyview 2 on the 26th floor of Bally's.

    SpinachWasWeed, if your callsign has been lapsed for less than two years you can apply to get it back after you get a new sequential. If it has been longer and it has not been claimed by anyone else, you can claim it via the vanity callsign program which no longer has a fee. Don't forget if you had a license higher than Tech previously you only have to take the exam for Tech to reinstate your previous privileges. Bring proof of your previous license to get credit for General or Extra applied.

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  • SpinachWasWeed
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  • SpinachWasWeed
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    very cool. As far as getting back an old callsign, is that something that needs to be done after passing or can it be noted at the time of taking the exam?

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  • ZeroG
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    Download the Hacker Tracker app. It shows the latest schedules and locations, but it looks like the time is above and the location is Sky View 2.

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  • b0t0rn0t
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  • b0t0rn0t
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    Thanks for setting this up for everyone!

    Is this the page we should come back to for the time(s) and location, or was that posted in a different thread?


    Thanks

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  • FortyTwoWho
    dc408 Talker of Knowledge

  • Ham Radio Exams at DEF CON 24 brought to you by dc408

    dc408 is excited to announce a finalized schedule with expanded hours for Ham Radio Exams at DefCon this year, now on Friday and Saturday!

    UPDATE: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
    Skyview 2 - 26th floor of Bally's
    Friday 1pm - 6pm in Skyview 2
    Saturday 10am - 6pm in Skyview 2


    Always wanted to get your Amateur Radio license but just can't seem to get around to it? Whether there's no test site near you, testing is only available during working hours, or you just plain haven't gotten around to it dc408 is here to help erase access problems by bringing testing to DEF CON 24. Whether you want to test for your Technician license, upgrade to General, or Amateur Extra, or if you want to test all three at once for the ultimate DEF CON Ham Radio experience the dc408 team has you covered. With testing available on-site from 1pm to 6pm on Friday and 10am to 6pm on Saturday during DEF CON you’re sure to find a workable spot in your schedule. No reservations needed but registration ends about 5pm both days.

    What you need to bring, the TLDR:
    A completed copy (using your FRN) of the forms found here
    Photo ID
    $15 cash (Bring a $20, we’ll have change)
    A copy of your current license if applicable

    What you need to bring:
    A completed copy (using your FRN) of the forms found here. Okay… so you could fill these out by hand at DEF CON but why would you want to? Also, I hope your handwriting is better than mine if you do. Only you can prevent transcription errors!
    Don’t have a FCC Registration Number (FRN)? This FCC form allows you to register for a FRN, which is delivered instantly.
    A legal photo ID. If you need to use something other than a driver’s license or passport consult this page for alternate ID options. If you still aren’t sure please contact us for approval of alternate ID.
    A United States mailing address.
    Cash for the exam fee: $15 for one attempt at all three license elements. Bring a $20, we’ll have change.
    If you’re upgrading an existing license, bring a copy of your current license. If your license isn’t yet posted in the FCC database bring your Certificates of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) (Original and a photocopy!) from your previous exam session.
    If you want to bring your own calculator be prepared to show one of our volunteers the memory is cleared.

    Study tips:
    There are lots of resources to help you study. Find the combination that works for you and stick with it. I like the dense presentation of information found in KB6NU’s No Nonsense Study Guide. For flashcard-style studying I settled on HamStudy.org and an app on my phone designed to drill the needed information quickly and repetitively. The mix of tracking progress and constant availability meant I could always sneak in a few minutes of targeted study. Whatever you choose make sure it’s using the current set of test questions.
    Happy studying! See you at DEF CON!

    Are you a VE and want to help out? See this post. Thanks!

    -FortyTwoWho
    -dc408 Ham Radio Exams talking head
    FortyTwoWho
    dc408 Talker of Knowledge
    Last edited by FortyTwoWho; August 3, 2016, 22:13.
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