WNY wrote:Good to know on the Ham License, I tried learning morse code for my license probably 20 years ago, but couldn't never grasp it. I know the electronics end pretty good.
No Morse code is required for any class of Ham license. You start with Technican Class and then progress to General and Amateur Extra. See:
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
There are lots of Web based practice exams. It's all fairly straight forward studying. Exams are administered by volunteer Ham organizations. The questions you will get are taken from a master list created by the FCC. If you practice on the web sites long enough you will see all the possible questions. Ham radios, like most electronics is fairly cheap and there is a wide selection of features. Cell phones have really cut into reason for having a Ham radio VHF hand held transceiver. Like many other hobbies it is struggling to maintain members.