Wish me luck

Discussion in 'Becoming an Amateur Radio Operator/Upgrading Privi' started by W7GTG, Mar 11, 2010.

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  1. W7GTG

    W7GTG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Finally taking the big leap and taking the General test. Only got a couple more hours left until I take the test and the nerves are starting to kick in. I know I will pass but still.... anyway see you guys on the other side!
  2. KB3TZK

    KB3TZK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Good luck! Tell us how it went.
  3. KC7YRA

    KC7YRA Ham Member Volunteer Moderator QRZ Page

    Good luck. If you have prepared yourself then you will do fine. Come back and tell us after you pass.

  4. KE5ZZN

    KE5ZZN XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I know I'm late, but good luck!
  5. NI7I

    NI7I Guest

    Good luck... Of course you wont need luck. I'm sure you will do just fine. Enjoy your new privlidges..

  6. W7GTG

    W7GTG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I PASSED! :) Only missed 4. Now the only problem is I dont have any gear for HF. I will be getting some very soon now. Thanks for the encouragement and hope to talk to all you soon.
  7. NI7I

    NI7I Guest

    Congratulations..... Tomorrow I am assembling my GAP Titan. By the time I fall off the roof 7 or 8 times perhaps we will meet on HF.. I feel like a new ham as well. This is my retirement station and the forst station at home for o20 or so years.. Had been doing my hamming aboard merchant ships.

    Anyhow.. hope we meet somewhere on HF soon

    Best Regards
  8. W7GTG

    W7GTG Ham Member QRZ Page

    One question... is there an easy bad to get onto for voice? if that makes sense.
  9. NI7I

    NI7I Guest

    Not sure what you mean by "easy". The higher the frequency, the shorter the required antenna. If that's what you mean. No matter what band or bands that you chose, you are bound to meet many new friends. I would recommend a multi band vertical of some sort for starters unless you have a lot of trees to use as supports fopr wire. You might want to invest in one of the ARRL's antenna books.
    All of the bands are "easy". They each have something different to offer. I would suggest you visit the ARRL site and shop for some books. While you wait for your books to arrive, visit your local club.

  10. W7GTG

    W7GTG Ham Member QRZ Page

    What I mean to say, are there bands that people tend to use more then others? What are the more active bands for just general ragchew?
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