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Author Topic: Passed Extra after 20+ Years  (Read 10741 times)
N1IDN
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« on: July 18, 2014, 07:55:39 AM »

With family getting into the hobby I decided to finish off the Extra.  By "finish off" I mean that back in the 80s I passed the 20 wpm requirement but only tested to General.  Even though code is no longer required, it was a personal milestone to complete the test.

Anyway, looking forward to getting back into the hobby.

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N0SYA
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 11:24:22 AM »

Outstanding!
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KD2BHY
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 01:22:22 PM »

Congratulations
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 01:31:03 PM »

With family getting into the hobby I decided to finish off the Extra.  By "finish off" I mean that back in the 80s I passed the 20 wpm requirement but only tested to General.  Even though code is no longer required, it was a personal milestone to complete the test.

Anyway, looking forward to getting back into the hobby.



WTG SIR!!!!!
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K5WLR
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 12:12:11 PM »

Congratulations! It took me 16 years!  Cheesy

Will Rogers
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KJ1D
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014, 06:38:03 PM »

Congrats.
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K9CTB
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 09:07:41 AM »

Congratulations !!   I also passed my extra exam very recently (at the Indy hamfest) - after being a 13 wpm advanced for almost 30 years!!  Well done, sir !!
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K1WMT
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2014, 07:48:46 PM »

MEGA 'GRATS!      Cheesy
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N3AZH
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2014, 12:55:59 AM »

I passed my Extra after 29 years as a General (2009) and still haven't taken it for granted. Just had to have those CW bands! Grin  Congrads to all Extra Grads.
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KV4XB
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 03:45:13 PM »

It took me about 15 years...still holding strong on 18wpm, need to up my game....
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W7ARX
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 10:06:27 AM »

Good for you!  Now, if you can, reach over your shoulder and pat yourself on the back.  Hi.

Honestly, the more you use CW the faster or more proficient you will become (not that it matters).  It is nice to be able to use the two most popular modes with some level or proficiency. 

Good luck and again, Congrats!!!
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WN2C
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 11:30:10 PM »

With family getting into the hobby I decided to finish off the Extra.  By "finish off" I mean that back in the 80s I passed the 20 wpm requirement but only tested to General.  Even though code is no longer required, it was a personal milestone to complete the test.

Anyway, looking forward to getting back into the hobby.



Likely story!!

Congrats anyway and hope to hear you on the bands

Rick  WN2C
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WW7KE
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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2014, 10:11:59 AM »

Congratulations, sez this 42-year Advanced licensee who is now being shamed into finally working on his Extra.  Grin
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NO2A
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« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2014, 07:43:41 PM »

Congrats! It`s great to be able to use that bottom 25 khz.
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W9KEY
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« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 10:21:02 AM »

Congratulations, sez this 42-year Advanced licensee who is now being shamed into finally working on his Extra.  Grin

I was an Advanced from 1977 - 2012.   i thought that would not be topped, but looks like reality does not conform to my expectations ...
if shame is what it takes to get your Extra -- go for it   Smiley

if you want the process to be fun and fast, try out --

www.hamtestonline.com

^That site^ makes obtaining the Extra almost as sure a thing as death and taxes  Cheesy
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