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rid0617

join:2003-07-20
Greer, SC
reply to neonhomer

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

Totally amazes me they are now up to KK4 while other areas are just now issuing kc calls. I got mine in 1986 so the south is busy.

Ron
KB4YKJ



neonhomer
KK4BFN
Premium
join:2004-01-27
Edgewater, FL

When I go to General... what would my callsign likely go to? I will probably stay with my current sign though...



GeekNJ
Premium
join:2000-09-23
Waldwick, NJ
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said by neonhomer:

When I go to General... what would my callsign likely go to? I will probably stay with my current sign though...

Check out »www.ae7q.com/stat/LicenseUSA.php for tracking of sequentially assigned calls. I don't know if there's a difference in a FCC assigned tech or general call. I think they might come from the same pool.

There's no difference in a vanity call between a tech and general. Both are eligible for 1x3 calls. Extras are eligible for 1x2/2x1 calls.
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drjim
Premium,MVM
join:2000-06-13
Long Beach, CA
kudos:3
reply to neonhomer

Your callsign will NOT change unless you either apply for a vanity, or check the box that tells the FCC to assign you a new one.
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One man's Magic is another man's Engineering.


W6Taurus

join:2003-01-29
Griggsville, IL
reply to KeysCapt

Took the General test last night and passed sure glad to have that done and over with. 73 KC9RFO/AG



insomniac
Oh Yeah
Premium
join:2002-09-22
Naperville, IL

Took the General at Dayton and am also very glad to be done with it!

73 de W9TAM/AG
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If everything seems to be going well, you've obviously overlooked something.



insomniac
Oh Yeah
Premium
join:2002-09-22
Naperville, IL
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reply to neonhomer

said by neonhomer:

Funny thing is, the next local exam session is May 21st. The new question pool takes effect June 2011.... So I don't know if I should wait until after June, or try to get my General before June....

Actually, the new question pool takes effect JULY 1, not June 1. You have another month if you didn't get it over the weekend.
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neonhomer
KK4BFN
Premium
join:2004-01-27
Edgewater, FL

Took my General on 5/18 at the end of a series of class sessions the local radio club put on. Passed it, missing only 4 questions.

Took the extra as well... BOMBED IT!!

I just joined the ARRL for a year, and I got a free copy of the Extra Q&A book. Going to read up on that and see if I can get my extra by the end of the summer....
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"F is for Fire that burns down the whole town...
U is for Uranium...... Bombs...
N is for NO SURVIVORS!!!!!" Sheldon Plankton



GeekNJ
Premium
join:2000-09-23
Waldwick, NJ
Reviews:
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said by neonhomer:

Took my General on 5/18 at the end of a series of class sessions the local radio club put on. Passed it, missing only 4 questions.

Took the extra as well... BOMBED IT!!

Congrats on passing. The biggest change is between Tech & General.

Extra is definitely one you need to study hard for. You can't skate by on that one. In my couple years of VE testing, I haven't seen anyone who even attempted to take it without studying pass it and I've seen a bunch that did study and didn't pass it. Much less so on the tech & general tests where it's less intense and if you've familiarized yourself with the material you have a shot.
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GaryCook

join:2012-03-02
Hope Hull, AL
reply to KeysCapt

February 28, 2012 Score:100 - Technician
March 13, 2012 Score:100 - General
March 25, 2012 Score:100 - Extra
KK4GSR (I'm on a study-break now)



geeknik

join:2000-04-30
Luther, OK
reply to KeysCapt

Took the Technician test on 2/4/12. License granted on 2/9/12. Call sign is KF5OIO, I monitor 146.520 in far NorthEast Oklahoma County and am active on the EARS repeater in Edmond, OK at 147.135+ PL100.

Radios: FT-60R, FT-2900R

Antenna: Dual band open stub Jpole on a 21' mast connected to a MX-72H Duplexer via 50' of LMR-400.

Currently studying for the General exam. Going to take that in April. Maybe take the Extra at the same time just because I'll already be there and I might get lucky.


GaryCook

join:2012-03-02
Hope Hull, AL
reply to KeysCapt

Update since Extra Class test- new call sign is W4LGC



pianotech
Pianotech
Premium
join:2002-12-30
New Castle, PA
reply to KeysCapt

KB3YLQ! Just went live in the database about an hour ago.
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New to ham radio - advice from Elmers appreciated!



Robotics
See You On The Dark Side
Premium
join:2003-10-23
Louisa, VA

said by pianotech:

KB3YLQ! Just went live in the database about an hour ago.

Congrats, and welcome to the hobby
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Long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry,
and all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.


pianotech
Pianotech
Premium
join:2002-12-30
New Castle, PA

said by Robotics:

Congrats, and welcome to the hobby

Thank you!
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New to ham radio - advice from Elmers appreciated!

pvtpilot94
System
Premium
join:2001-11-23
Bucyrus, OH
reply to KeysCapt

after years of contemplating getting a ticket. Decided to get the tech
KD8SIQ



williamray507
No More Mr Nice Guy
Premium
join:2001-10-04
Kernersville, NC
reply to KeysCapt

Took my test on 05/12, call sign is in the database today 05/14.

KK4JFG


thals1992

join:2012-08-07
Morrow, OH
reply to KeysCapt

KD8SEP
Got my call March-ish and been studying for general since July.
I'm monitoring various internet connected repeaters in my area. I'm home pretty much all day now, so just call out on one of the repeaters. I also have an allstarlink account, so I have phone capability to more so... I'll be looking forward to hearing from ya!



Johnny
Fed Up. Bye.
Premium
join:2001-06-27
Atlanta, GA
kudos:2
reply to KeysCapt

Just passed Extra yesterday with the VEs at the Georgia Tech group.

There is a special 4-letter callsign you can get (not the vanity sign) from the "next available Extra callsign list" ?

Can anyone tell me where to apply for this? Thanks



DrStrange
Technically feasible
Premium
join:2001-07-23
West Hartford, CT
kudos:1

1 edit

Congrats on the upgrade!

NCVEC Form 605 has a box to check when you pass Element 4 to request a sequentially issued Extra call.
»www.ncvec.org/ncvec605.pdf

If you missed it there, upgrade through the ULS.
»wireless.fcc.gov/index.htm?job=online_filing

FWIW you can't mail NCVEC 605 directly to the FCC. If you do it through the ULS it should only take a day or so.



vpoko
Premium
join:2003-07-03
Boston, MA
reply to KeysCapt

I actually got my ticket (technician class) about a year and a half ago, but only got my HT two days ago, after using EchoLink for a bit. Also, having been a member here for 10 years, I had no idea that this site had a ham forum until I found it through Google while searching for some info.



Hank
Searching for a new Frontier
Premium
join:2002-05-21
Burlington, WV
kudos:2

Good things sometime just take some time. Glad to have you on-board.



rjackson
Premium,VIP,MVM,Ex-Mod 2005-13
join:2002-04-02
Ringgold, GA
kudos:1
reply to KeysCapt

I am newly licensed as of this evening. Passed my technician exam. I'll post my callsign whenever it shows up.

For a radio, I got a BaoFeng UV-5R a couple of months ago.



Hank
Searching for a new Frontier
Premium
join:2002-05-21
Burlington, WV
kudos:2

Excellent, welcome to the ranks.



vpoko
Premium
join:2003-07-03
Boston, MA
reply to rjackson

said by rjackson:

I am newly licensed as of this evening. Passed my technician exam. I'll post my callsign whenever it shows up.

For a radio, I got a BaoFeng UV-5R a couple of months ago.

Nice, I got that radio as well and have been very happy with it, especially for $40.


rjackson
Premium,VIP,MVM,Ex-Mod 2005-13
join:2002-04-02
Ringgold, GA
kudos:1

4 recommendations

Click for full size
And here I am


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

Congrats and welcome to 4 land...



WiFiguru
To infinity... and beyond
Premium
join:2005-06-21
Irvine, CA

5 recommendations

reply to KeysCapt

I finally went out to get my ticket.

KK6HVK =)