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I passed my General test today!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KI5OMM, Apr 25, 2021.

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  1. KI5OMM

    KI5OMM Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I have been studying hard the past few weeks and made good today. My local club made it easy to take the test, so hats off to those guys.

    I could not wait to get home and start making Qso's. I checked into the Texas net and afterwards, several friendly guys called me and talked with me for a good while. I am so excited to be able to make new friends and learn the ropes so to speak. I live in a rural area and I don't have many personal friends, so it's a great feeling to chat with folks on the radio just about anytime.

    The technical side of the hobby is very rewarding also and of course reading posts here on QRZ is always helpful!

    Bud - KI5OMM
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  2. N0VFJ

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  3. N1YR

    N1YR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations Bud.
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  4. NK7Z

    NK7Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good for you, and congratz on taking the next step... You will enjoy HF.
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  5. K1LKP

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    HATS OFF.jpg

    73 - K1LKP
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  6. K4MTO

    K4MTO XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Congratulations! I am only a test ahead of you. Got my Extra ticket the first of April. Keep it going! Don't stop. Hope to chat soon!
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  7. K4CUA

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    "I live in a rural area and I don't have many personal friends"

    First, congratulations!

    Second, now work on Extra. Use Do exactly what they tell you (use study mode, no practice tests, set a goal). It'll get you to Extra in a month (plus or minus) with a very low cost.

    Third, I firmly believe that if you have one or two good friends, even virtual (internet) ones or hams, with whom you can talk about personal issues or get and give help, you are way ahead of most people. Most "friends" really are merely acquaintances who will disappear when your needs arise, even simple needs. You obviously have more than one so you are way ahead of most of us!

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  8. W3WD

    W3WD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congrats Bud and I agree with K4CUA-- start working on Extra now if you can, while you're in study mode and the material is fresh. Good luck!
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  9. N1VAU

    N1VAU XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yay a new general!!


    Ham radio really takes off after passing the general, the world awaits for you.
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  10. N2HUN

    N2HUN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations, enjoy being a General ham.
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