The reality is that the difficulty is not in the details, but understanding that each of the “details” actually belongs to a certain recipe.So whenever I am teaching people a new skill, I ask them to pretend that it’s very much like cooking.There may be multiple “courses” to a meal, and in each “course” there may be a couple of “recipes” that must come together in order to make for a really delicious outcome.
But the process is identical: If you don’t have a Windows User Experience Index of 7.4, how do you get there, right? In each case, we need to “break the meal” down into courses to be served, and from there, we can move on to the individual recipes.
Like putting together a gourmet meal, get the order of the courses wrong and people will look at you funny.
Like some French, who insist on eating desert first.
On April 18th, I will be taking the test to get my Technician Class HAM radio license.
This is something I have been meaning to do for quite some time but honestly?
I got so wrapped up with getting my equipment, two Baofeng UV5 radios, to work that I lost sight of the goal. To prepare for my test, I have been studying Dan Romanchik’s free guide “The Non-Nonsense Technician Class License Study Guide” which is all good.
But still niggling me was the sense of failure at setting up my HAM radios.
The crazy thing is this: the license should come first because during the process of learning about amateur radio, comprehensive and understanding the gear becomes a whole lot easier.
Long story short, during on of our weekly SKYPE conference calls, I asked my friend George Ure (ham radio call sign AC7X) to help Shelly (aka the Survival Husband) and I to set up our 2-meter Baofeng ham radios which had been sitting on the shelf gathering dust.
Just to be clear, it is not that I don’t think we don’t have the smarts to do the project; it’s just there weren’t any simple, easy-to-follow guides that would let us get the job done in minimum time, with minimum fuss.
So I asked George to contribute to the effort so that more preppers would have an easy-to-follow resource. Probably the one thing that overwhelms people when they take up any new pursuit is it seems like there are so darn many details to the project.