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Posted: 3/14/2011 4:00:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 2:56:55 AM EST by MidwestJ]
Took the test on Saturday and scored 32/35. Now awaiting the arrival of my antenna (ELK 2m/70cm 5 element beam) and feedline and of course my call sign.

Never would've thought I'd jump into this realm but after hanging around the SF boards-I'm in. Convinced my pop to get into it too so we can communicate should things go south.

Anyway-the VE said that if I passed the tech I could take the general test for free. I figured "what've I got to lose?" so I took it. Didn't fare quite so well so that'll be another test for another day.

Anxiously awaiting the arrival of my gear so I can set this up.

Thanks SF/Ham Radio Forums.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:10:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:14:00 PM EST
Congrats!



Link Posted: 3/14/2011 4:57:29 PM EST
Congrats, MidwestJ!
Keep studying for the General while it's still fresh in your mind. HF is a bunch of fun!
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 5:51:42 PM EST
Congrats! Now you have yet another way to spend your hard earned money.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 6:01:24 PM EST
Congrats! I tested last Monday and I'm still waiting for my ticket to post so I can TX. I got an HT on Saturday and the learning curve is getting really steep now.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:14:51 AM EST
Congratulations.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:24:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By MidwestJ:
Took the test on Saturday and scored 32/35.

Now awaiting the arrival of my antenna (ELK 2m/70cm 5 element beam) and feedline and of course my call sign.
Good choice. Got one. You'll probably want to add an omni vertical somewhere down the road.
Originally Posted By BigDaddy0004:[/span]
Keep studying for the General while it's still fresh in your mind.
This.
Do keep studying. There is a lot of overlap between the two tests.
HF is a bunch of fun!

You ain't kidding. Added Iceland to the log yesterday.


Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:19:13 AM EST
Congrats!

Let me know how you like that antenna, I'm considering one myself.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 6:23:14 AM EST
Nice! Congrats!
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 12:58:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 12:59:04 PM EST by stanprophet09]
Well done! Congrats!
The general ticket is worth it, HF is amazing.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:19:55 PM EST
Congrats
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 1:45:27 PM EST
Congrats!

And I am a VE, also urge wannabes to study for, or at least look over a few times, the General material, too.

The General is a lotta bang for the buck, or effort, and is really worth it... the opportunities in HF, which is a different animal from VHF, will really increase your enjoyment of ham radio.

Again, congratulations!
Link Posted: 3/16/2011 4:22:12 AM EST
Congrats!
Link Posted: 3/17/2011 7:17:15 AM EST


Study up for your General class as the exams are quite similar. Take the upgrade while this stuff is still in your head.

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