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  • Woohoo!

    From John Guillory@VERT/MAINLINE to All on Wed Jun 26 15:35:42 2013
    Got my Extra Class Upgrade on Field Day!

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to John Guillory on Wed Jun 26 14:56:53 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: John Guillory to All on Wed Jun 26 2013 03:35 pm

    Got my Extra Class Upgrade on Field Day!

    Congratulations! When was your last test before that?

    digital man

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  • From Allen Scofield@VERT/PHARCYDE to John Guillory on Thu Jun 27 09:37:30 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: John Guillory to All on Wed Jun 26 2013 03:35 pm

    Excellent news! Congrats!

    I made an appearance at our FD event...but wasn't able to stay long. I had to work the weekend. Seems every time FD comes around, I have to work.

    de KG4CNA
    Allen

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  • From W6RAY@VERT/US99 to John Guillory on Thu Jun 27 21:15:00 2013
    John Guillory wrote to All <=-

    Got my Extra Class Upgrade on Field Day!

    Congratulations!!

    I finally got mine late June 2012.





    73 de Ray Quinn W6RAY
    Visalia, CA USA DM06ih


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  • From John Guillory@VERT/MAINLINE to Digital Man on Sat Jul 6 21:54:47 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: Digital Man to John Guillory on Wed Jun 26 2013 14:56:53

    Got my Extra Class Upgrade on Field Day!
    Congratulations! When was your last test before that?
    05/05/2012 Got my Tech Liscense
    Field Day 2012 I got my General license (around the 21st of june)
    Field Day 2013 I got my Extra License.

    I got my original FCC copy in, made a copy of it. Monday I'll have it off in the mail to update my VE Credentials! Once I get them updated, I'll send it off to ARRL to be a VE with them...

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  • From John Guillory@VERT/MAINLINE to Allen Scofield on Sat Jul 6 21:58:19 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: Allen Scofield to John Guillory on Thu Jun 27 2013 09:37:30

    I made an appearance at our FD event...but wasn't able to stay long. I had to work the weekend. Seems every time FD comes around, I have to work.
    I started working digital modes on Field Day and ended up sticking around longer than I anticipated. Folks kept asking me questions about digital mode.A couple of weeks later I got my rig setup for inside use and made my first contact on digital mode using BPSK. Since then... I just don't find phone conversations as nice as digital! With digital, I can work stations that are weak with 20 watts of power and still make out what they're saying. With phone, I push 100 Watts and have to repeat what I say because the other station can't hear me for all the noise... Gosh... Digital wins!

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  • From John Guillory@VERT/MAINLINE to W6RAY on Sat Jul 6 21:59:26 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: W6RAY to John Guillory on Thu Jun 27 2013 21:15:00

    Congratulations!!

    I finally got mine late June 2012.
    About the time I went general. ;-)
    KF5QEO

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  • From W6RAY@VERT/US99 to John Guillory on Fri Jul 12 20:45:00 2013
    John Guillory wrote to W6RAY <=-

    Re: Woohoo!
    By: W6RAY to John Guillory on Thu Jun 27 2013 21:15:00

    Congratulations!!

    I finally got mine late June 2012.
    About the time I went general. ;-)

    Congratulations to you as well!!

    As a General class Volunteer Examiner (VE), I was only able to administer
    the Technician class test. After I upgraded to Amateur Extra, I am now able
    to administer all US class exams. That is the main reason, with the "just
    to do it" factor a distant second.





    73 de Ray Quinn W6RAY
    Visalia, CA USA DM06ih


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  • From Corey@VERT/TSGC to W6RAY on Sat Jul 13 12:51:06 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: W6RAY to John Guillory on Fri Jul 12 2013 08:45 pm

    John Guillory wrote to W6RAY <=-

    Re: Woohoo!
    By: W6RAY to John Guillory on Thu Jun 27 2013 21:15:00

    Congratulations!!

    I finally got mine late June 2012.
    About the time I went general. ;-)

    Congratulations to you as well!!

    As a General class Volunteer Examiner (VE), I was only able to administer the Technician class test. After I upgraded to Amateur Extra, I am now able to administer all US class exams. That is the main reason, with the "just
    to do it" factor a distant second.





    73 de Ray Quinn W6RAY
    Visalia, CA USA DM06ih


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    geez, what a ham

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  • From John Guillory@VERT/MAINLINE to W6RAY on Sun Jul 14 11:36:20 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: W6RAY to John Guillory on Fri Jul 12 2013 20:45:00

    As a General class Volunteer Examiner (VE), I was only able to administer the Technician class test. After I upgraded to Amateur Extra, I am now
    able to administer all US class exams. That is the main reason, with the "just to do it" factor a distant second.
    Kinda same here. I was a General, became a VE. Didn't think I could pass the Extra test at first, tried it once. Then I went to Hamtestonline when someone on here I believe was talking about a Canadian test. I went there and took the Canadian test and realized if I lived in Canada, I'd probably be stuck on VHF! I took a sample of their Extra Test Stud questions and they really explained how to answer some of the questions. I was just barely passing the test online when I passed it at the VE exam. Actually, first time I took the test they said I missed it by 1 point! I took it again and they said I could miss another 5 questions and pass!

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  • From John Guillory@VERT/MAINLINE to W6RAY on Sun Jul 14 11:38:15 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: John Guillory to W6RAY on Sun Jul 14 2013 11:36:20

    Incidently, now that I'm an Extra, I rarely spend any time in the Extra area of the bands. I mainly find myself in the General class section, which usually has more people any way...

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  • From W6RAY@VERT/US99 to John Guillory on Sun Jul 14 15:48:00 2013
    John Guillory wrote to W6RAY <=-

    Re: Woohoo!
    By: John Guillory to W6RAY on Sun Jul 14 2013 11:36:20

    Incidently, now that I'm an Extra, I rarely spend any time in the
    Extra area of the bands. I mainly find myself in the General class section, which usually has more people any way...

    Same here. I am still mostly on VHF and occasionally on UHF repeaters. I
    have taken somewhat of a break lately. It has been extreemly hot (over 15
    days 100*F or more. I missed Field Day due to vehicle issues (starter), although I did take the XYL's car to help tear down on Sunday.

    I occasionally check into an HF net (The Noontime Net 0900-about 1330
    Pacific Time on 7.2685 Mhz on 40 meters) and some local VHF nets. I am not into contesting. I do have a Icom IC-706 in my work truck along with
    2-meters and APRS (W6RAY-14). One of my power supplies quit working so I am limited until it is repaired.

    I also dabble in Amateur Television in the 70cm band. The Club is working
    on an ATV repeater using both 70cm and 23cm.




    73 de Ray Quinn W6RAY
    Visalia, CA USA DM06ih


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  • From Diamond Dave@VERT/DMINE to John Guillory on Mon Jul 29 05:04:19 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: John Guillory to All on Wed Jun 26 2013 03:35 pm

    Got my Extra Class Upgrade on Field Day!


    I still need to get mine. Just been too busy to study.

    But at least I got a HF rig recently to get on the air with (Kenwood TS-2000).

    *** Diamond Dave ***

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  • From KF5QEO@VERT/MAINLINE to Diamond Dave on Mon Jul 29 09:18:20 2013
    Re: Woohoo!
    By: Diamond Dave to John Guillory on Mon Jul 29 2013 05:04:19

    I still need to get mine. Just been too busy to study.
    But at least I got a HF rig recently to get on the air with (Kenwood TS-2000).
    Still waiting on W5YI to upgrade my VE. Haven't heard a word from them. Seem's like it's been a month or so. I just had my hopes kicked in, in a way. I was enjoying being able to run my radio inside, then all the power went out in the ham shack, dining room, kids room, and part of the kitchen. 1/2 of the rear trailer knocked out and no breakers are tripped. I moved the rig back to the truck on the screwdriver until I can hear from the electrician on how much it will run and what the problem was. Depending on what the outcome is, I may move the G5RV cable to where I can use it in the truck as a second antenna.

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