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    Passed HAM Radio Extra exam

    Just came home. One of the most difficult tests I've ever taken. Now I can talk on all frequencies!

    #2
    Congrats. I never took the time to get that good at code.
    Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

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    • CommackBoy
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      Code is no longer required!!! Just pass the 50 question test.

    #3
    Goody! Call my Mothership, I'm ready to get off this ball of dirt!
    SHADAP VARMINT!

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      #4
      Great accomplishment!
      "Except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall God governs in the affairs of men. I have lived, Sir, a long time..."
      Ben Franklin, arguably our least faith driven founding father

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        #5
        Congrats, good work.

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          #6
          congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!

          I had a 1st Class Commercial, back when there was such a thing. converted into the general. I could never get into the da dit da dit code.

          way before they dropped the code I lost interest in being a ham

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            #7
            Congratulations! I took my Tech test years ago. Never wanted to proceed onward because of the code requirement. Now, I may just do it!
            GOA * NRA ENDOWMENT MEMBER * APPLESEED RIFLEMAN * NYSRPA * NAGR * JPFO

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              #8
              Congrats! Time for new toys?

              I just started back up after a decent hiatus and am studying to upgrade to General for now.
              Brandon

              NRA LIFE | SAF | UT / NH / FL / CT / NY CCW | RSO | FREEPORT R&R

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                #9
                I made it to Tech Plus. I didn't know all the code requirements had been removed. I thought it was just the tech level to get people started. I passed the general exam, but failed the code.
                Pat ------> NRA Endowment Member

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                • CommackBoy
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                  Let me know if you need any help.

                #10
                Congratulations I thought about starting up but I really can't afford another hobby. I tend to go overboard
                let's make america great again

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                • CommackBoy
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                  I am with you there. Ham radio quickly gets expensive.

                #11
                Congrats and welcome to the club. I passed Extra a couple years ago. I found I make more DX contacts in the Extra portions of the bands.

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                  #12
                  Congratulations. General class here; may need to advance.

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                  • CommackBoy
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                    Anything you need!

                  #13
                  I passed my General exam back when I there was Novice, Tech, General, Advanced and Extra. I didn't even bother trying to pass the 13 WPM code, but my Novice became a Tech, by going to Varick St. in NYC, and taking the General exam. This was before Tech-Plus even existed. After they dropped the code, all I had to do was provide a copy of my Tech License (there was a grace period, not the normal one, but if you had the Tech in a certain year range, which I did) and all I had to do was show up with an old license copy, or a callbook with my old call, take the General Exam (again), and I left with my General ticket. I am now a member of the QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association, and I am past the first 25 year tier!) It does get expensive for serious HF gear, but you can pick up a 2m portable for under $50 on Amazon!!! Brand spanking new!
                  NRA Benefactor Life
                  NRA Instructor & RSO
                  NYSRPA, SAF, GOA

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                    #14
                    Congratulations! I'm going to take the Technician's test on 8/13.
                    NRA Life Member - SAF Member - NYSRPA Member

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                      #15
                      Originally posted by FredW56 View Post
                      Congratulations! I'm going to take the Technician's test on 8/13.
                      Let me know if you need anything. What I have found is the actual test is easier than a typical practice test pool. You still need to study. ARRL handbook is what I used, plus an iPhone app that generates practice tests.

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