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Discussion in 'Ham Radio - CB - Trail Communications' started by SethD, January 28, 2002.

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  1. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    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. ;)
     
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  3. johnny499

    johnny499 Elite Explorer

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    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...:D
    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.
     
  4. JerryTheExplorer

    JerryTheExplorer New Member

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    Jerry (JerryTheExplorer) N9EKM
     
  5. Icuff4cash

    Icuff4cash Elite Explorer

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    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.
     
  6. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome Guys! Not sure how I missed this, but glad to have you!
     
  7. johnny499

    johnny499 Elite Explorer

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    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...

    W3JF
     
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  8. Rick

    Rick Pumpkin Pilot Staff Member Admin Elite Explorer

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    Congrats on the new callsign:chug:
     
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    Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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    KG5SPB here in NW Arkansas
     
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  10. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome!
     
  11. WA4FGN

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    Nubie here but with Ford (Mazda) Service.
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  12. rizzjc

    rizzjc Scubajoe - Radio Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome Wayne! Pretty quiet in here, but feel free to make some noise!
     
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