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Author Topic: Extra Exam - redux (sarcasim)  (Read 699 times)
W7ASA
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« on: May 18, 2019, 05:33:11 PM »

I suggest making licenses MEAN something again. To qualify for Extra Class, at a minimum, the following must ALL be accomplished at the FCC examiner's office.

1. Drawing of circuit diagrams such as power supplies, amplifiers, detectors and at least three basic types of oscillator, with explanation.

2. An advanced understanding of radio electronics, propagation, building techniques and radio traffic handling procedures.

3. Perfect copy of 25 WPM cipher text received during 3 minutes of bicycle jousting with an FCC official.



That would thin the herd ;-)

73 de Ray  ..._ ._

Ps.  Spelling might help , like 'sarcasAm' for example.







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W4KYR
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 06:20:03 PM »

I suggest making licenses MEAN something again. To qualify for Extra Class, at a minimum, the following must ALL be accomplished at the FCC examiner's office.

1. Drawing of circuit diagrams such as power supplies, amplifiers, detectors and at least three basic types of oscillator, with explanation.

2. An advanced understanding of radio electronics, propagation, building techniques and radio traffic handling procedures.

3. Perfect copy of 25 WPM cipher text received during 3 minutes of bicycle jousting with an FCC official.



That would thin the herd ;-)

73 de Ray  ..._ ._

Ps.  Spelling might help , like 'sarcasAm' for example.









4. Work all states with a Heathkit HW-7 and a Gotham Antenna.


5. Assemble an all band 100 watt SSB/CW transceiver without schematics or plans with parts sourced from a hamfest dumpster.

 
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AF5CC
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 10:19:45 PM »

Work ANY state with an HW-7 and Gotham vertical.
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KS2G
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 05:18:54 AM »

Work ANY state with an HW-7 and Gotham vertical.

Now, that there's FUNNY -- but true.  Smiley
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W1BR
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 09:09:24 AM »

Put radials on a Gotham vertical, and I will work DX with it.  Grin Grin



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W5CPT
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 04:29:41 PM »

What about learning CW in Splinter City at Fort Devens?Huh?
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KC8KTN
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 09:52:38 PM »

I heard a group on 80 meters the other night discussing this very topic. It was the conscences that the General class here in this year was going to get full priveledges and the Extra class was  going by the wayside just like you had to learn code. I tend to agree with this train of thought. I feel this is going to  happen this year. Everyone please be safe and Enjoy the hobby. 73s
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« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2019, 10:24:17 PM »

I believe the testing for Amateur Extra should include questions on proper English spelling and grammar.  That should thin the herd.
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W9FIB
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2019, 09:28:36 AM »

Successfully complete a QSO with a spark gap transmitter and a passive receiver.
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73, Stan
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