How ham radio made me a better drone pilot

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  1. N2RJ

    N2RJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    In this video I talk about how ham radio helped me pass the Part 107 knowledge test and how it has rekindled my interest in aviation. If you're interested in learning about getting your sUAS certificate or have interest in drones you'll probably find some of this interesting.


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  2. N2HUN

    N2HUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tnx OM. A few years ago I took a home study Part 107 course and enjoyed it immensely, then passed my Part 107 exam. Learned a lot about meteorology, air spaces, map reading, airport layout, FAA regulations, aero jargon, how to decode aeronautical b'casts, navigational systems, etc. As a ham it was the perfect adjunct to ham radio since drones use two way radio to control them. And it reminded me of when I first became a ham 40+ years ago. There are many parallels.

    I let my pilot certification lapse though due to the cost of retaking the exam and the lack of space to fly my drone, but don't regret in the least since I learned huge amount of material. And to boot I wrote an article about drones in a magazine last year and hopefully inspired others.

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