Amateur Radio/Getting started

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So, you just passed your exam. What to do?

Around six days from your examination pass, you'll get a note in the mail with details that will allow you to register on the Ofcom website. Choose a callsign that is meaningful to you, such as your initials, something that sounds cool in NATO alphabet terminology, or perhaps something that is easy to enter in Morse Code.

It might be worthwhile to run a 'callsign scrape' of the Ofcom website using Mark Steward's code hosted on github.

There are several online resources available to you. Our favourite is naturally our own conversations (IRC chat and Google Groups mailing list) but places like the reddit /r/amateurradio web groups can also be good.

Sample QSOs