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Posted: 9/15/2009 5:40:00 PM EST
Took and passed both the Tech and General tests tonight and joined the local club... Big thanks to AR-Jedi for his extremely helpful Ham 101 sticky and A_Free_Man for his help with info and links!!

Even better bonus is there are quite a few gun nuts in the club and the Pres happens to be a member of the same gun club as I do..
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 5:47:14 PM EST
Congrats I am not so patiently waiting for my test on Saturday....I want to take it and pass so bad!!!! Again congrats to you sir!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 5:54:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:10:24 PM EST
took mine saturday, now its just a waiting game for my license number to show up on the ULS. while i was taking the test the head examiner and another where talking about AR's and AK's. so we spent time between answering questions on the test we were talking guns.
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 6:32:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 7:11:28 PM EST
Originally Posted By Grumpy_Grampa:
Took and passed both the Tech and General tests tonight and joined the local club... Big thanks to AR-Jedi for his extremely helpful Ham 101 sticky and A_Free_Man for his help with info and links!!

Even better bonus is there are quite a few gun nuts in the club and the Pres happens to be a member of the same gun club as I do..





I started reading that lastnight after I bought a YAESU VX2R on the EE.

Gotta start someplace.


Gene
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:01:58 PM EST
Congratulations!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 8:28:01 PM EST
I just finished playing radio for the night... opened ARFCOM and got the good news!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
AFM
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:37:44 PM EST
Congratulations!
Link Posted: 9/15/2009 9:49:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2009 9:52:52 PM EST by ar-jedi]
Originally Posted By Grumpy_Grampa:
Took and passed both the Tech and General tests tonight


bummer –– effective 31 october 2009, passing both the Tech and General in one sitting gets you a good-for-one-year coupon worth 10 "free" questions when you take the Extra exam. it's part of an FCC amateur radio licensing incentive program that Obama is supporting through ACORN.

great job though!!!

ar-jedi



Link Posted: 9/15/2009 10:03:41 PM EST
guns and ham gear go together ,,,,, at least around here..
congrats
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:38:35 AM EST
Well done old man.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 7:44:01 AM EST
hum...this reminds me I need to pickup the study materials for the extra class test...and some motivation as well. I guess at least having a small hf antenna on the way and picking up a ground rod and some supplies today will be an incentive for me to get on the ball!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 10:59:52 AM EST
WooT!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 2:40:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 2:41:26 PM EST by fnfal_308]
Originally Posted By traprmike:
guns and ham gear go together ,,,,, at least around here..
congrats


Same here. 2 meters in central Oklahoma is full of right wing obama hating gun nuts.

I haven't met a lefty gun hater yet. My theory is that they are on UHF de-ionizing their brains.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:20:30 PM EST
Congrats!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:23:19 PM EST
Thanks folks! Now comes the fun part, watching my wallet implode! Right now I just have an FT60r HT.... Starting my list now!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 6:49:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By ar-jedi:
Originally Posted By Grumpy_Grampa:
Took and passed both the Tech and General tests tonight


bummer –– effective 31 october 2009, passing both the Tech and General in one sitting gets you a good-for-one-year coupon worth 10 "free" questions when you take the Extra exam. it's part of an FCC amateur radio licensing incentive program that Obama is supporting through ACORN.

great job though!!!

ar-jedi







That's cruel. Probably will be true someday soon though.

Anyway congrats to a new ham.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 1:49:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By Grumpy_Grampa:
Thanks folks! Now comes the fun part, watching my wallet implode! Right now I just have an FT60r HT.... Starting my list now!


If you think normal HAM gear is bad, just wait until you catch the OTHER BRD and start getting Motorola and other commercial rigs.
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 11:44:10 AM EST
Congrats !!!
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 2:25:11 PM EST
Great news!!! Keep us up to date on the radio purchases that I'm sure are soon to follow!
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 5:59:27 AM EST
Look out!!!

I'm on the airwaves,well almost.. Call sign showed up in the ULS DB this morning and I picked up a new Icom 718 and some other misc stuff over the weekend...At least I can use my 2m/70cm HT now while I build the rest..
Link Posted: 9/21/2009 6:37:26 AM EST
well damn, took my test a week ago this past saturday and it still hasnt shown up. so my wait continues.
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