I passed the Basic Qualification for my Amateur Radio Certificate last Thursday. Right now I’m waiting for my call to appear on the RAC site. It’s not like I can really do much, but I want to register on QRZ.com and put it on my resume. My dad is buying me a small handheld to be my first radio. I’m in the city, and I don’t have HF priveleges yet, so it’s not a big deal that I don’t have a huge setup to begin. There’re four or five repeaters around town, anyway.
I’m reading Ham Radio for Dummies as a sort of crash course on the practical side of radio work. To complement that (and work towards getting on HF), I’m learning Morse code with one of the free programs on QRZ.com.
Overall, I think I’m deserving of congratulations :D.