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Author Topic: Passed my Ham Test's.  (Read 5592 times)
AF5DK
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« on: April 09, 2012, 09:59:59 AM »

We had our local hamfest in Fort Smith this weekend. Got to meet alot of the clubs members. I also took my Technician test,  and didn't miss any. Then I took the General, I missed 2 question's. Then I took the Extra, missed a couple on it. It only took about an hour to take all 3 and I had my certificate. The local club has some very nice people and I am looking forward to getting more involved.
  Now it's on to CW to finish what I have started there. Thanks to Hamwhisperer and EHam.net's  online practice testing, it was invaluable.
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KJ1D
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 06:00:11 PM »

Congrats. Have fun and continue to learn.
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AD6KA
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2012, 12:29:29 PM »

Congratulations Phillip!

Don't forget to come back and post your
callsign when you get one assigned. You don't
have to wait for the mail. You can check online, but
I forget the process, it has been so long.
Maybe someone else can chime in here.

Folks here will take your questions more seriously
if you use a real callsign.

Like the above poster said, your education
is just beginning.
As a martial arts instructor once told
me, learning is like cutting layers off of a large pyramid,
starting at the top. As you remove one layer, the other
layers just keep on getting exponentially larger.
 In other words:

The more you know...the more you realize there is to learn. Grin

Good luck and welcome to ham radio....
73, Ken  AD6KA
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KH6JRM
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2012, 03:27:43 PM »

Congratulations and welcome aboard!  This is a life-long hobby and provides many avenues for investigation.  Besides, it's a great stress reliever after a hard day at the "salt mine".  Have fun!  KH6JRM
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AF5DK
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 10:08:11 PM »

Thanks for the feedback, I'm working on CW now and trying to decide on a HF Transceiver. There seems to be something for everyone in this hobby.  It took alot of study time and I enjoyed the books, they answered alot of questions I had about radio. It was harder than Broadcast Radio, you just need to know 3 things on that, Tell them what your going to tell them, Tell Them, and then Tell them what you told them.

I will edit my profile, whem My license  is posted on the FCC's site.

Cheers!,
Phil
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KG4NEL
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 12:50:27 AM »

We had our local hamfest in Fort Smith this weekend. Got to meet alot of the clubs members. I also took my Technician test,  and didn't miss any. Then I took the General, I missed 2 question's. Then I took the Extra, missed a couple on it. It only took about an hour to take all 3 and I had my certificate. The local club has some very nice people and I am looking forward to getting more involved.
  Now it's on to CW to finish what I have started there. Thanks to Hamwhisperer and EHam.net's  online practice testing, it was invaluable.

Welcome to the madness... Smiley

I'm also in the process of tackling CW, something I told myself I wanted to do 11 years ago and never had the motivation to do. No more Wink
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KG4LMZ
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 05:45:22 AM »

Congratulations!
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« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2012, 04:55:00 PM »

We had our local hamfest in Fort Smith this weekend. Got to meet alot of the clubs members. I also took my Technician test,  and didn't miss any. Then I took the General, I missed 2 question's. Then I took the Extra, missed a couple on it. It only took about an hour to take all 3 and I had my certificate. The local club has some very nice people and I am looking forward to getting more involved.
  Now it's on to CW to finish what I have started there. Thanks to Hamwhisperer and EHam.net's  online practice testing, it was invaluable.

phil,

way to go my friend !


I'm trying to get back into cw ! i use to know all now have relearned again,i took code back when just one day before they drop the code ! and still learning again   Grin


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Jackie
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WWW.N4MJG.COM (Site is down for now )

Welcome to the madness... Smiley

I'm also in the process of tackling CW, something I told myself I wanted to do 11 years ago and never had the motivation to do. No more Wink
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AF5DK
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 12:11:28 AM »

KG4NEL: Thanks. I'm working on CW, it will take a while. I hope to catch you on HF soon.  Got my Callsign from the FCC database. It is AF5DK now, and here on Eham.net.

Cheers!,
Phil 

Thanks for the birthday card KD5RGJ !  I got it today.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 02:27:52 PM »

check out G4FON.net  for a slick cwlearning tool
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 03:22:54 AM »

There seems to be something for everyone in this hobby

 It took alot of study time and I enjoyed the books, they answered alot of questions I had about radio.

Cheers!,
Phil

You absolutely hit the nail on the head there Phil! I dont consider Ham radio a hobby, I consider it a whole range of hobbies linked by a common feature. Myself, I specialise in special event stations, but do SOTA, some DX, ARDF etc, and build equipment and antennas.

Saying your a radio ham is like saying your into cars - maybe your into rally driving, track days, ICE, off-roading, or engine rebuild and tuning. Again, many hobbies linked by a c ommon theme.

Your second point is important too - learning. This is a technical passtime, and it needs constant learning. Dont ignore the books now youve passed the tests!

Good luck, hope to work you on air sometime

Martin G7MRV
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W5WMB
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 05:40:10 PM »

Just got my Extra a couple of weeks ago, at the tender age of 60. Missed two. Never had even listened to the sub-bands to which I had no access; first time out the chute, bagged four DX QSO's on Phone. Woo-hoo! Even as I type this, I'm setting up a Sound Card Interface. 73 and good luck,
OM!

Cheers,
Bill
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