Discussion in 'Ham Radio - CB - Trail Communications' started by SethD, January 28, 2002.
KA8BSA from Ohio
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I've been reading the extra class book since late last year and finally took the test last night and passed. Now i am thinking about a shorter vanity call sign. Still no code in my future...
I have made contacts from coast to coast with a hundred watt's and a couple of different home made wire antennas. I have had fun making the balun's and antennas.
KB0NAC for now.
Congratulations! I started studying for extra, but never got done. Thinking about it again since the question pool is changing this summer.
Kg7uro las vegas
Hello I'm Robert Lombardo from Las Vegas nv. I have a few baofeng and a yasue ft 857d. I just joined the Aerostar awd forum. And I saw the ham listings. I'm a aarl ve and hope to pass my extra at the end of April. Now I'm the owner of a space shuttle I'm just waiting to install my atas 120 and a few 2m-70cm whips. I just got into fox hunting so I see many antennas in my future
Me, too. I keep buying the books and never get around to studying and then the question pool changes. I have the Gordon West book, which was recommended to me. Gotta do it this spring.
I've had an Advanced license (no longer issued) since 1968. It's 'way past time to upgrade.
"Bwana" Bob WB2VUF
I got the Gordon West book by accident for general class. Studied it front to back, passed no problem. I never got it for Extra, but it would probably be easier. I think it's memorizing the band chart, and the antenna theory that I get hung up on. I'm an engineer, and when I was younger I thought radio was what I wanted to focus on, until I realized I don't get that stuff so well.
I used the arrl book's for both technician and the general tests. I used the gordon west book for the extra class. For the technician test i read the first chapter and read all of the test questions once. past it with flying colors the first try. For the general class i read the whole book and used the test app on my phone till i was comfortable with my scoring. Passed that first try and tried the extra test, not so good there with no studying.. For the extra class i read through the book once used the app test for a whole night and then took the test and just passed...
There is no band plan to memorize for the extra class test, that was in the general class test questions. It is more based on electronics and radio theory as well as the components of a radio. Also a fair amount on antennas and antenna theory. I learned quite a bit studying for the extra class test. I like not being limited on the bands now as well as being a super nerd....
I took the test to be a VE a week or so after passing my extra test and i am listed on the site now. Just waiting for my credentials to arrive. I have committed to doing field day with some friends and we will be testing a couple of people during it.
Jerry (JerryTheExplorer) N9EKM
Well I don't have an explorer but an awd Aerostar . If in the Vegas are can do a meetup at hover dam ect.... Haveing a ham listing on the fourm might not be bad. Most peepers and off road guys have a tec or run 2m 70cm illegal's with a baofeng when trail ridding were no cell towers are present.
Welcome Guys! Not sure how I missed this, but glad to have you!
Well I managed to get a vanity call sign to go with my geekdom it is a 1 by 2 with my initials so I'm happy about that...
Congrats on the new callsign
KG5SPB here in NW Arkansas