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Yep, I am now a space wizard!

Post by doitnstyle1 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:06 am

Just passed my Amateur Extra. Two months of study group, watching Dave Casler's Amateur Extra Radio class on Youtube and a lot of practice testing. I love the idea of having the extra bandwidth. Now I'm off to practice CW and some digital modes.
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Post by NT2C » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:27 am

doitnstyle1 wrote:Just passed my Amateur Extra. Two months of study group, watching Dave Casler's Amateur Extra Radio class on Youtube and a lot of practice testing. I love the idea of having the extra bandwidth. Now I'm off to practice CW and some digital modes.
Congrats!

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Post by teotwaki » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:31 am

doitnstyle1 wrote:Just passed my Amateur Extra. Two months of study group, watching Dave Casler's Amateur Extra Radio class on Youtube and a lot of practice testing. I love the idea of having the extra bandwidth. Now I'm off to practice CW and some digital modes.
Great progress!
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Congrats! :D :clap:
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Post by MPMalloy » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:27 am

doitnstyle1 wrote:Just passed my Amateur Extra. Two months of study group, watching Dave Casler's Amateur Extra Radio class on Youtube and a lot of practice testing. I love the idea of having the extra bandwidth. Now I'm off to practice CW and some digital modes.
Right ON! 73's!

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Post by TacAir » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:07 pm

Get ready to have fun. Don't be surprised if (on some nets) you are not welcomed with open arms.

Second hint - don't metion that you are a prepper. Many in the ham community - sadly and for whatever reason equate that to being a "wacker". IOW, don't let a tiny minority spoil what can be great fun.

And yes - work on your CW - a lot of the really exotic DX is CW only...

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Post by doitnstyle1 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:32 pm

TacAir wrote:Get ready to have fun. Don't be surprised if (on some nets) you are not welcomed with open arms.

Second hint - don't metion that you are a prepper. Many in the ham community - sadly and for whatever reason equate that to being a "wacker". IOW, don't let a tiny minority spoil what can be great fun.

And yes - work on your CW - a lot of the really exotic DX is CW only...

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I have already met with some resistance on some nets as a general. But for the most part, it has been a great experience.

I never really mention the prepper thing. I don't particularly want it out on the airwaves anyways. OPSEC is still my watchword.
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