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Author Topic: I PASSED THE AMATEUR EXTRA EXAM TONIGHT!  (Read 9911 times)
N1RND
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« on: June 20, 2012, 08:03:59 PM »

I am thrilled after being a General for over the past 30 years.
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KI4ENS
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 08:30:48 PM »

Congratulations!
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K2OWK
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 08:37:18 PM »

Congratulations, welcome to the extra frequency's.

73s

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KB3YLQ
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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 03:44:29 AM »

I am thrilled after being a General for over the past 30 years.

Very cool, congratulations! I'm not there yet, having just passed my General; but I'll be working on it over the summer. Congratulations on the upgrade!

73,
Loren
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KJ1D
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 11:42:51 AM »

Congrats.
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KG4NEL
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 06:45:30 AM »

Nice!

I remember feeling a little sad after passing it, though - no more band allocations to get, no more upgrades. But there's a lifetime to spend learning...
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NK6Q
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 07:34:04 AM »

Congratulations!  When I was returning to ham radio about 3 years ago, I remember taking my General exam at a small general aviation airport.  There was an older ham taking the Extra exam.  When he passed, the VE's made a big deal of it: everyone applauded.  One VE even gave a little speech about what an achievement becoming an Extra is.  At the time, I hadn't even imagined trying for the Extra.  I figured being a General would be all I wanted.

Afterwards, when I passed my General, a VE asked me if I'd like to try taking the Extra exam.  I laughed and said I hadn't even looked at the Extra class license manual.  He said since I'd already paid the exam fee there was no harm in giving it a try.  I took the test that day and failed, but I did get 50% correct.  I figured if I got a 50% score without studying I might actually be able to pass if I did study. 

Two months later, I took my Extra exam and passed.  Of course, as many other ops have pointed out, the learning process had just begun.

Bill in Pasadena, NK6Q
(the 2x1 means "Extra", the N means "Novice")
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KJ4I
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 09:01:03 PM »

Congrats. I passed my Extra last year after being a General for the past 11 years or so, heck I have lost track of time  Grin. I had planned to take the Advanced and Extra class years earlier but college, careers, and life in general just didn't allow the time. I have enjoyed having the extra band allocations more than anything. It kinda feels weird though knowing that there are no more levels to advance through. Enjoy and have lots of fun on the air  Wink
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KE4YOG
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 09:20:50 PM »

I passed General in October and Extra in February. It has offered me DX chances that I would not had before. Now I am working to get my code up to the point I can use it.
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K8AXW
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2012, 09:09:05 AM »

Congratulations OM!  But, don't set back and stop studying.  It's time to continue building on what you have learned which is you have an idea now of what you don't know! 
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KG4LMZ
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2012, 06:14:05 AM »

Congrats!
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W7HBP
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 07:36:18 AM »

I am thrilled after being a General for over the past 30 years.

Welcome aboard.  Grin
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NK7Z
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 08:38:25 AM »

I am thrilled after being a General for over the past 30 years.

Congratulation to you!!!  Nice job!
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KB4QAA
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 05:53:43 AM »

Congratulations!

See, it IS possible to learn electronics by Osmosis!  Smiley
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KD5ZAT
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« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2012, 07:25:28 AM »

Good Job!!!!!
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