Becoming a HAM radio operator is a Terrific quest...

It involves learning about a Bunch of stuff, Building and Growing and Communicating local or world wide.  It involves ElectronicsAntennas, Government Regulation and Rules, Activity Etiquette, Social Norms, Relations between the Sun and the Moon and the Earth, and Learning about Atmospheric Conditions and Weather.  

And it is a LOT about Having FUN.

Here are some GREAT websites...

How To Be A HAM:

Amateur Radio Phonetic Alphabet

How to Talk to Someone Using Ham Radio

Getting Started As A HAM Radio Operator

How To Talk On Amateur

So you want to become a ham radio operator

How to Get (& Why!) a HAM Radio License the Easy Way