Ham license now is pretty trivial. It is basically study the questions and multiple choice answers. You arent required to learn anything past that for the test. Unfortunately you will be lost if you ever need to use your equipment. From what I have been told by people who got their licenses in the 60's is that you use to have to know Morris, as well as an actual understanding of how the radios worked and the tests were written questions. You had to actually know what was going on.
Anyway you can take a look at this.
Its definitely dated but once upon a time radio was important.
<tongue n cheek> the film is incredibly racist, didnt see one POC
</tongue n cheek>
I'm an electronics engineer as well as a software engineer, and
an electronics tech that repaired everything from radios, to Radars, to navigation equipment,
to prototype computers.
I always viewed HAM radio guys as a club like playing Polo
or The Masters golf club, only the anointed need apply.
Our electronics have dramatically improved.
RF is a lot of "black Magic" but it is just a radio.
diddy bop sucks. This is the twenty first century, I can rig you up with VoiCom and Internet
in the farthest points of the Earth.
Morse died a long time ago. This isn't an Independence day movie.
If it gets so bad you're back to Diddy Bop, I think you will starve first before your
equipment and skills will help much.