To the people that were able to pass all 3 of the HAM exams in one sitting
My hats off to you! Im trying to get through my extra now and having a heck of a time. I still cant believe guys and ladies can do this in one sitting. I can only imagine what it was like in the old days and then add CW on top of that!
I did elements 1 , 2 , and 3 in one sitting to get my General. But that was only 5 WPM ... easy .
Don't worry about the Extra . I think soon enough there will only be one class of Amateur .
I mean they made it so easy already .
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7 3 de Tony K8EEI
I did all three in one sitting too, but I was NOT ready to take
the cw test at the time. Too bad, I could have gone from
NOTHING to EXTRA in one evening.
The written part was frankly, a proverbial piece of cake.
I finally passed my cw test 9 months later.
Do I agree with the possibility to go from NOTHING to EXTRA in one evening ???
In a sense, the idea of holding a general for a year or two before
being permitted to take the Extra test makes a lot of sense to me.
During the 9 month wait between the written and cw test, I LISTENED a LOT
to HF, and learned a great deal.
I often wonder about the expression "taking off ones hat " It is customary for a man to remove his hat when a hearse containing a deceased passes by, and its also customary for a man to remove his hat when entering a holy place, while a woman does the opposite and covers her head as a sign of respect, but for what ?
"The best number is 73. Why? 73 is the 21st prime number. Its mirror (37) is the 12th and its mirror (21) is the product of multiplying, 7 and 3. ... In binary, 73 is a palindrome, 1001001 which backwards is 1001001."
-Dr. Sheldon Cooper, (Jim Parsons), "Big Bang Theory"
"Just to invite your attention to "73" in Morse code--also a palindrome."
In the days of way back when, titles of nobility mattered. you could wear your hat around a person who outranked you by a step or two, but you had to remove your hat as a show of respect to your alleged superiors. like saluting an officer - you must salute a superior officer, you can salute a fellow enlisted soldier.
An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. Eric Hoffer
Any religion that endorses violence is incapable of delivering spiritual enlightenment. Pat Condell
your failure to comprehend does not compel me to explain.
Wise people talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something.
Expect to get half of what you earn, a quarter of what is your due, and none of what you have lent, and you will be near the mark.
I'm old, and old school. If I want to make friends I will hang around a diner and smile a lot. Spare me the friends request nonsense, please.
Last edited by W5BIB; 04-24-2011 at 09:33 PM.
Reason: lighted hearted humor??
Peakin' & dippin' since 1961. "HARDCORE" cw only
Retired from a bunch of things ... (Including 24 years of Federal service) ...
ex; WLO / KLB marine radio operator (cw)
73 de Steve dit dit
I took all three tests in one sitting.
I have a straggly for preparing for and taking tests.
In preparation I skim the material, take a sample test and concentrate on learning what I don't know.
I don't memorize the answers but learn the theory behind problem that way I can work out the answer.
I do a review the night before and go in the next day and take the tests.
I eat light and go easy on the coffee.
I answer all I can easily first and then work on the harder questions.
And Yes I took all three tests in one session and passed them all.
As for an experience requirement before attaining an Extra Class License;
I've always maintained that proof of some level of experience would make this valuable.
Design / build something.
Write a paper on some related topic and have it reviewed by the VEC board or publish it in one of the magazines.
I believe the highest class of license should be earned with some form of technical competence.
But it's not and I'm okay with that.
I do feel a bit of emptiness because the Extra was so easy for me to earn, but that feeling is small compared to the fun I have on the radio.
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