How do I become a “ham” radio operator?

Question by TempusFugit: How do I become a "ham" radio operator?
I have wanted to become a ham radio operator for some time now, but everytime I start doing the research on what I need in the way of equipment and licensing, I get overwhelmed. Can anyone help me get started? What license forms do I need? What equipment should I get? What do I need to know about amature radio?

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Answer by cluckincom
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