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N5DUX now General
radio : by Tommy - February 16th 2005, 07:42PM
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Tonight I passed both the written and code section of the FCC Amateur Radio Licensing tests to gain my General license. I had studied Morse Code off and on for the past few months. I thought I was ready back in December, but failed at that attempt. Tonight I passed, not perfect, but a good showing, nonetheless. I was sure I would walk away defeated once more, but after Army, AE5P, counted up more than 35 characters in a row, I was elated to find out I passed.

I also gave the written portion of the test a try and found out I remembered more of it than I thought - I hadn't studied since December! (...and that was studying with a slightly outdated book!) I passed with a 24/30, not as good as I'd liked to have made, but a passing score is a passing score.

It will take a few weeks for the FCC to process the paperwork to officially grant my General class standing, but in the meantime, I can still operate as a General license holder by appending "/AG" to my call. (I think it stands for Awaiting General)

I was really shocked, I was only expecting to eek by on the Element 1 code test, but, in the end, I got both. Very glad to have accomplished this.
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+ Tommy G.
  Feb 17, 2005 00:31
  
#376
Now I believe I would like one of these.
k thx bye

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+ Bill S.
  Feb 17, 2005 10:37
  
#383
2 1337 4 p373

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+ Tim L.
  Feb 17, 2005 16:18
  
#387
QST and CQ magazines have all sorts of plans for small CW transmitters with just a handful of parts. Check them out.

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+ Tim L.
  Feb 17, 2005 16:18
  
#388
Congratulations by the way!

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+ anonymous
  Feb 19, 2005 14:47
  
#390
Pwning old people by radio has to be fun. Congrats on passing. :)

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+ Paul A.
  Feb 19, 2005 23:44
  
#391
CAWN GRAD U LAY 'TIONS!

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+ Tommy G.
  Feb 20, 2005 23:39
  
#393
Oh my goodness!
I just made a first exchange with ZK1SDE, location... Cook Islands, South Pacific! 14.260 @ 2320CST

DX!

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+ N1ZZZ
  Feb 23, 2005 15:51
  
#411
Congrats, and BTW, /AG means Amateur General 73 DE N1ZZZ

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+ anonymous
  Feb 28, 2005 18:33
  
#424
Good QSO today Tom! Maybe your friends may want to talk to cute Eastern European women,,,,get a HAM license dudes!

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+ Tommy G.
  Mar 07, 2005 21:08
  
#438
Haven't talked to any Eastern European chicks, but talk is cheap.
Mail order brides are not!

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+ Tommy G.
  Aug 22, 2010 15:17
  
#18758
KJ, KK5BE, passed away recently, as did Bert, AC5Z - 73 guys.

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