I have been wanting to get into this hobby for awhile now, I posted in another thread about having a broken leg so now is the time. I have read most of the getting started stuff that is out there. I am learning to load rifle and studying for my technician and probably general license. My purpose is just to have it and be familiar with this form of communication for emergencies. So anywhere in southern wake county to take the test? I cant find anything online showing me where. I got my baofeng UV-5r in today programmed some repeaters in with Chirp as well as the local NOAA station and some local sheriff's office channels. The kit I ordered came with an upgraded antenna but it seems to be broken. So I am getting another one of those soon as well. So anything else to look into?