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TheDreamer

join:2002-01-17
Manhattan, KS
reply to KeysCapt

Re: Just get your ticket? Let us know here!

My new callsign now shows up in the ULS....

I am now W0LKC.

Many years ago, I got my ticket in Canada as VE6LKC. Have both Basic and Advanced qualifications up there (which makes me fully qualified.)

I became less active though after working a flood in '95 (next time I'll try not to discount the importance of my getting sleep and food during it), and even more so when I ceased to be a home owner (and moved to the US [in '98], when I stopped completely....on account the regs say a US citizen in the US needs a US license.)

I only just got around to taking exams to get a US license...passed Technician on June 1st, passed General on June 22nd. Plan to study, and try for Extra ... possibly the next time a test session rolls around.

I had tried General when I wrote Tech, and with no studying for it...I only missed it by 2. I was asked if I wanted to try for Extra after I passed my General, but choose not to. Since the test was about to change, and I was fairly sure that I wouldn't pass.....had done a practice one and only gotten 48%.

Actually, before I wrote the Tech, I had done a practice General online...and also missed it by 2.

Anyways...soon after I got my sequentially assigned FCC callsign, I put in a vanity callsign application....

I did check in a few times to local 2m nets using the previous FCC callsign (KD0EFR). Now I'm waiting for the next 2m net to announce my new callsign

FWIW, I largely motivated into getting a license after a ice storm last winter. Sitting around in the dark with no power, no light, no heat, and no Internet, I started reading through the Technician study book.
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KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
kudos:1
Congratulations, and thanks for sharing the motivation ... that's good info for the "why bother" folks.


Subaru
1-3-2-4
Premium
join:2001-05-31
Greenwich, CT
kudos:1

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reply to KeysCapt
Finally.. for some reason it was not coming up under the search but here it is...

KB1QXO

Grant 07/15/2008 Expiration:07/15/2018
Effective:07/15/2008


Operator Class:Technician

At least the call sign is not bad.. easy to remember
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IPingUPing
N4BFR
Premium
join:2002-08-30
Atlanta, GA

1 recommendation

Passed Technician today and bought my first rig. Should have my calls mid next week! Next stop - General!


IPingUPing
N4BFR
Premium
join:2002-08-30
Atlanta, GA

1 recommendation

And the FCC has chosen... and I am KJ4FIK. Coming soon to an Atlanta area repeater near you.


KA3SGM
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join:2006-01-17
West Chester, PA
kudos:1
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reply to Subaru
Congrats Subaru!!!

KB1 Quebec-XRay-Oscar, sounds like a mighty fine call to listen for on the bands!!

The phonetics there sound VERY distinct, I think you will find that call to be excellent for Contesting and Weak Signal work.

In addition to just talking on the local repeaters that is..
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chandom

join:2001-05-23
Tallahassee, FL

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reply to KeysCapt
I passed all three elements tonight.
The VEs said I was the second one to pass all the elements with one test fee in last 6 months. I also got to be the first person to take and pass the updated Extra test in the group.

Should have my Extra call sign by the end of the week.

Best of luck to all who are studying.


KA3SGM
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said by chandom:

I passed all three elements tonight.
The VEs said I was the second one to pass all the elements with one test fee in last 6 months. I also got to be the first person to take and pass the updated Extra test in the group.

Should have my Extra call sign by the end of the week.

Best of luck to all who are studying.
AWESOME!!!

Can't add much more than that!!

73
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KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
kudos:1
reply to chandom
That's pretty impressive. Congratulations!


GeekNJ
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join:2000-09-23
Waldwick, NJ
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reply to chandom
Well, it's kind of like being a rookie and winning the MVP and super bowl. No where to go but down

Congratulations!!! That's quite an accomplishment to be proud of. Let us all know when you show up in the FCC database with that shiny new call sign.

As for me, if nothing grabs too much of my time between now and the test, I'll shoot for Sept when the next test is given in my area and if not, the following month. We'll see how it goes. But I sure can't match the hat trick you just pulled off. Congrats again!
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IPingUPing
N4BFR
Premium
join:2002-08-30
Atlanta, GA
reply to chandom
Wow! Congrats chandom See Profile!

chandom

join:2001-05-23
Tallahassee, FL
reply to chandom
Thanks all, never did I think the wait for my call sign would be so painful.
Looks like I should be getting it assigned on Monday or Tuesday.

Doing the research I would venture getting assigned AJ4K*.
* being any letter between I and Z

chandom

join:2001-05-23
Tallahassee, FL
The FCC has just blessed me with AJ4KK.


GeekNJ
Premium
join:2000-09-23
Waldwick, NJ
Cool beans. Sites like QRZ.com should pick it up tomorrow. I'll listen for you on HF. Seems we usually have a good opening on 20m between FL and NJ (when I get back there).

chandom

join:2001-05-23
Tallahassee, FL
Only minor issue I have right now is lack of every thing.

Only thing I have is an IC-91AD, the D-Star concept caught my interest.


Splitpair
Premium
join:2000-07-29
Cow Towne
kudos:3
reply to KeysCapt
As of 10:20 est now holding a general class ticket here.

Wayne


GeekNJ
Premium
join:2000-09-23
Waldwick, NJ
Congrats! Get on 20m and make a bunch of contacts during the CQ WW SSB contest going on this weekend.


KeysCapt
FAQ Master
join:2001-07-11
Carson City, NV
kudos:1
reply to Splitpair
Attaboy Wayne!


burner50
Proud Union THUG
Premium
join:2002-06-05
Fort Worth, TX
kudos:1
reply to KeysCapt
I missed this thread...

Finally got my name in the DB, a month after I passed the test (long Story)


Axilla
Finger, Finger
Premium,MVM,Ex-Mod 2004-13
join:2001-03-26
Schofield, WI
reply to GeekNJ
said by GeekNJ:

Congrats! Get on 20m and make a bunch of contacts during the CQ WW SSB contest going on this weekend.
Thats one of my favs, had my state ARES conference this weekend though. Thats what I get for taking an ADEC position...


Splitpair
Premium
join:2000-07-29
Cow Towne
kudos:3
reply to GeekNJ
said by GeekNJ:

Congrats! Get on 20m and make a bunch of contacts during the CQ WW SSB contest going on this weekend.
It's a slow process first I need to get my hands on a little spending money and then on to find some HF gear.

Wayne
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If you cannot fix it with a buttset and some beanies you ain't a technician.


GeekNJ
Premium
join:2000-09-23
Waldwick, NJ
My first HF unit was a loaner from a friend. He also provided me a G5RV wire antenna that he had, a power supply and an antenna tuner. Might be worthwhile asking if anyone has one they aren't using.


WiseOldBear
De gustibus non est disputandum
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Phoenix, AZ
reply to KeysCapt
Old nerd is now new ham: KF7CUM
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Napsterbater
Meh
Premium,MVM
join:2002-12-28
Milledgeville, GA

1 recommendation

reply to KeysCapt
Was Just issued KJ4NBB now I just need a mobile or base radio, Have an HT but it is VHF only and the repeaters in this area kinda suck :-/.


SmokChsr
Who let the magic smoke out?
Premium
join:2006-03-17
Saint Augustine, FL

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reply to KeysCapt

Tech light for 17 years..

Some 17 years ago I sat down (twice) and took the test to get a no-code tech. The first test kicked me in the rear, simple little phrases like "Broadcast" Where I come from (commercial radio) to broadcast is a good thing, apparently not in the HAM world. So I had to study a bit to get up on terminology of the HAM world and I finally scraped by. (actually got though written to Advanced at that time).
So finally after 17 years as a tech, I decided to upgrade (now that I don't have to repeatedly prove that my code speed is still 0 WPM). After glancing at some of the study material in January I took the test again a couple weeks ago and upgraded to general, but fell short by 2 questions of extra. Today another testing was offered and yes.. I'm now officially at the Extra level, Extra what I'm not sure, but I'm Extra... ( so now you get to "read all about it")
Of course now I still need to figure out where I can go with my "new privileges" of either General or Extra. I have an HF radio (Yaseu 747) that I bought years ago to use as a generator for commercial work. I know it's not the best, but it'll give me something to play with for a while. I guess I might want to find the mic for it, I only ever used the MOX button.

The SAARS club »www.saarsham.net/ offered the testing during their field day activities this morning. I did stick around a bit and check a few antennas they were putting up with my Power AIM-120 "antenna analyzer" so it was a fun day.

johnsteele0

join:2009-07-21
Miami, FL
reply to KeysCapt

Re: Just get your ticket? Let us know here!

Passed General 07/13/09 and received KJ4NSE effective today.


SmokChsr
Who let the magic smoke out?
Premium
join:2006-03-17
Saint Augustine, FL
Congrats!! humm.. (Kicked John 4 Not Sharing Ellen) Oh wait your John.. oops..


GeekNJ
Premium
join:2000-09-23
Waldwick, NJ

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reply to johnsteele0
Congrats!!! NSE - Now Studying for Extra

Enjoy all the new privileges you earned.

johnsteele0

join:2009-07-21
Miami, FL
Actually I am studying for Extra now. I started 7/1 and ace'd Tech/General 7/11 but decided against going to Extra at the same time, just too much material in two weeks

MazakGuy7

join:2004-03-05
Hillsdale, MI
reply to KeysCapt
Went in on 8/28/2009, and took all 3 tests. Ticket issued on 9/1/2009, way faster then I thought. Missed the Extra by 4 questions. Guess that was not too bad for about 2 hours of study, lol. I thought the tests were easy, except for the Extra. Will pass that one at the end of the month!

Hope too work you all on the air.

73
Jeff
KD8LYP