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Originally Posted by t_j Took my tech a couple of weeks ago, waiting for my call sign to show up ...


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Old 08-20-2016, 01:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Took my tech a couple of weeks ago, waiting for my call sign to show up in the FCC database.
About time....
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Awesome thread! Im going to do a lil studying today.


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Just took a pretest for the general. Passed. But I do think I should study some more. I work radios almost every day for my job (US Coast Guard. I'm a tower watch stander/radio operator, boat crewman and LE officer). So most of this came very easy and I knew what most of the abbreviations were. But I'm also not very sober at the moment, so that may have effected my score (Missed the maximum amount lol). Hope to have my "official" FCC license by the end of the year.


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Taking my technican level test on the 21st. Looking forward to being official.

Just picked up a Icom 880H for the truck on Ebay.

Just what I need, another hobby....


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Taking my technican level test on the 21st. Looking forward to being official.

Just picked up a Icom 880H for the truck on Ebay.

Just what I need, another hobby....
Good luck! I still haven't gotten around to taking the test.

Not sure if that radio gets all the HAM channels, and there isn't much interesting that I've found around LA. You might want to give the W6NUT 147.435 repeater a listen once in a while - it can be entertaining.
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Good luck! I still haven't gotten around to taking the test.

Not sure if that radio gets all the HAM channels, and there isn't much interesting that I've found around LA. You might want to give the W6NUT 147.435 repeater a listen once in a while - it can be entertaining.
The LA repeaters are entertaining sometimes....lol


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Good luck! I still haven't gotten around to taking the test.

Not sure if that radio gets all the HAM channels, and there isn't much interesting that I've found around LA. You might want to give the W6NUT 147.435 repeater a listen once in a while - it can be entertaining.
Ill definitely check it out!


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I used https://www.hamstudy.org to get ready for my general and extra tests (they have tech ?s too). Its a great flashcard style study aid.

When my Raptor arrives I'm going to move the Powerwerx DB-750X that is in my current car.
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