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Took the Exam today,,,

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by S&W357, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. w9cll

    w9cll W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Congrats!!!!


     
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  2. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    Thanks again for the ongoing comments and likes! What an encouragement you guys are. (y)

    The VEC group that administered the exams (Saturday morning 8:30) said the info would be electronically submitted that day.
     
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  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    Congrats and well done sir. (y)

    Did you have to take the test in your bathroom with the door closed and two cameras on you, or are the on-site facilities opened back up?

    73
     
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  4. kopcicle

    kopcicle Sr. Member

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    We got our electronic process sorted last year. Makes for a better session and result instead of waiting near three weeks.

    Congratulations!

    Sure you can spend $$$ on HF. You don't have to.
    My original HF was a $100 HW-101. Then I kept finding (or they kept finding me) Uniden and Henry Tempo 2020's (all had 11m in them) .
    Paid $200 for the first one and no more than $100 for the rest.
    The TS-830S (with filters) was $450. The Yaesu FT-857D was $300 (Yeah I know , I near stole it). I now have 3 Icom IC-735's, most I paid was $145, least was $80. (all had been modified to general coverage TX)

    Antennas are cheap wire and balun or vertical. Verticals are , well , verticals :) . A good tuner is worth it's weight in _____.

    All in all , if you can Doctor tube radios anything with the 6146 in it is close to bullet proof. If not get a Transistor radio and be gentle.

    The 2% solution is the uBitx https://www.hfsignals.com/index.php/ubitx-v6/
    As with most QRP stations the antenna is everything.

    For your Technician license the Baofeng (yeah I know)
    https://www.radioddity.com/collecti...ur-radios/products/baofeng-uv-5r-5-pack-cable
    Why 5? It gets the price down to near $20 ea , you have friends and family, Chirp, https://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Supported_Radios
    can also program these radios to GMRS,FRS frequencies. (okay so not strictly legal but if used legally , or nearly so, who is going to prosecute?) .

    Again , congratulations and get after that General license!
    Ralph, as always , if you have any questions I'm not that hard to find.
     
  5. S&W357

    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    The exams were given at a city owned public park in one of the outdoor covered shelters. One person per table.
     
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    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    Thanks for your reply and suggestions kopcicle (y)
     
  7. Crawdad

    Crawdad Down in the mud invasive species

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    Great idea, sounds like a good time to go get the ticket. When I checked in January near my QTH, online was all that was available.

    73
     
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  8. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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  9. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    FOF SALE: FT-450AT
    Great nearly mint Yaesu FT450AT with internal tuner. Original box, manual, mic and power cord included. Great audio from it! Just worked Spain on 6m cw within the last few days with it. Pix upon request. $550 SHIPPED CONUS only. No warranty, but it works 100% here. Thanks, and 73! K4TJA Rich
    Listing #1543257 - Submitted on 06/16/21 by Callsign K4TJA, Modified on 06/18/2

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  10. Blackcat630

    Blackcat630 Sr. Member

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    Good job! Hope to work you on 10. We get some good "pipelines" into the Carolinas from Illinois from time to time.
     
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  11. hillbilly101

    hillbilly101 KE8GGC

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    Congrats!!
     
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  12. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    Anxiously Waiting…
     
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  14. Justme

    Justme Sr. Member

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    Took our local Dutch FCC 4 months to supply my license in 1977 when i did the exam....
    I bet you feel in a timewarp now, days seem longer while you wait ;)
    As the rest said go for the next exam, and get lots more privilidges.
    Hope the new license gets to you fast.
     
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    S&W357 $upporting Member N.C. WDX-556

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    And it did! :)

    KO4RJD
     

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