Are you a new Amateur Radio Operator? Have you been frustrated with the hobby or just don’t know where to begin? Dave Casler offers some great advice to newly minted Hams!
Today at the bi-monthly VE Test Exam for Amateur Radio sponsored by PCARS at the Melbourne Library. Snowie having completed taking the Element 2 (Technician) Class this past Thursday, sat today for the Licensing exam. The other student from the Technician Class also passed his Tech Exam today. I am a proud and happy Amateur Radio Instructor.
I’m so very proud of Snowie, she not only passed the Technician Class with only one incorrect answer but she also passed the General Class exam. She is now waiting for the FCC to issue her call sign.
Now it is going to be a race to see who gets their Amateur Extra Class (Element 4 the highest class Amateur Radio License) first, then the next competition will be who will learn CW first!
Has it been a year already? One year ago today, 26 March 2016, I passed the Element 2 Technician Class Exam, sponsored by the Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club (PARC). I took the exam at Milo Town Hall in Milo Maine. I was nervous, however my hard work and study paid off, I passed the test with 33/35. Then begins the wait for the license to be granted…I will post on the anniversary of that date.
Just think, in one years time I’ve gone from Technician to General, and I still have a lot to learn, and a lot more fun to be had.