The FCC rules have changed recently! Now you may begin to operate as soon as you know what your callsign is. You can lookup your callsign by jumping to the U.S. Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup Page at http://www.ualr.edu/~hamradio/ which is a front end to the FCC database. This database is updated directly from the FCC every day so it's typically within 48 hours of being current.
W6YX club members will gladly show Stanford and local folks around the campus radio facilities. To arrange a time to drop by our various operation areas, send an e-mail to