Date   

7.30.10 Loggings

Antonios Kekalos <akekalos@...>
 

0725EDT, 103.1, WGDN, Gladwin, MI, 72 miles, 11.5K, "Coyote Country", Insignia NS-HD01
0732EDT, 104.1, WNEM, Bridgeport, MI, 130 miles, 5K/1.1K, "1400AM/104FM", Insignia NS-HD01

--
Tony, N4RNI
Traverse City, MI
EN74dq
FISTS #14949, SWLR-RN072

Not every conspiracy is a theory-AMC's Rubicon




Re: Ultralight South Pacific DX- The Best MP3's

Gary Kinsman
 

This is very cool stuff, Gary.

It sounds like you may have been using the 1 kHz filter on your PL-380.

- Gary K.

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:

Hello All,

After sorting through about 88 MP3's from the recent Oregon Beach ULR DXpedition, I noticed that certain Australian and New Zealand stations were exceptional in the signals showing up on the Oregon state beaches (where my hot-rodded PL-380 and 3' portable loop were set up). Three of these stations never even managed a trace for John B. or I at Grayland, Washington during 7 previous Ultralight DU-DXpeditions, despite John's use of highly sensitive Wellbrook arrays. This provided strong evidence that the Oregon beaches have may have a propagation edge over that famous site for South Pacific DX reception.

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Small loop antenna -- Question for Kevin S.

Gary Kinsman
 

Hi Kevin,

I recall that you built a very small loop antenna of about 4"-5" diameter. Is there an article describing the construction of this antenna? I couldn't find it on www.dxer.ca with all of the other ULR antenna files.

Thanks,
Gary


Re: Ultralight South Pacific DX- The Best MP3's

Gary DeBock
 

Thanks Gary,
 
Yes, I had the PL-380's 1 kHz DSP filter set and left alone, during the whole week in Oregon :-)
 
This was probably the PL-380's first real test in a tough DXpedition environment (chasing relatively weak, 9 kHz-split targets with serious domestic splatter on the back side of the 3' portable PVC loop), and I have to say that in general, it performed very well. The upcoming fall DX season looks bright indeed, for PL-380 TA and TP chasers!
 
73, Gary D. 
 

In a message dated 7/29/2010 9:15:44 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, gkinsman@... writes:
 

This is very cool stuff, Gary.

It sounds like you may have been using the 1 kHz filter on your PL-380.

- Gary K.

--- In ultralightdx@..., D1028Gary@... wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> After sorting through about 88 MP3's from the recent Oregon Beach ULR DXpedition, I noticed that certain Australian and New Zealand stations were exceptional in the signals showing up on the Oregon state beaches (where my hot-rodded PL-380 and 3' portable loop were set up). Three of these stations never even managed a trace for John B. or I at Grayland, Washington during 7 previous Ultralight DU-DXpeditions, despite John's use of highly sensitive Wellbrook arrays. This provided strong evidence that the Oregon beaches have may have a propagation edge over that famous site for South Pacific DX reception.
>
> 73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


Some More New Stations

john445 <john445@...>
 

I aas able to spend some time at the dials last night again. Added two more states, now up to 12 and 47 stations (and hundreds to go!)

1220 WHKW Cleveland, OH 7/29/10 0254z Religious talk, @ 0259 Female, "1220 The Word." (PL-360 with 7.5" loopstick)

1290 WHIO Dayton, OH 7/29/10 0236z Male, "News Radio WHIO." Interference from WIRL Peoria, IL (PL-360 with 7.5" loopstick)

1350 KRNT Des Moines, IA 7/29/10 0236z Male, "KRNT Where the Legend Lives." (PL-360 with 7.5" loopstick)

1410 WRMN Elgin, IL 7/29/10 0230z Male, "WRMN 1410." (PL-360 with 7.5" loopstick)

1420 WVJS Owensboro, KY 7/29/10 0207z Fleetwood Mac song, then Male with call letters, then song, "Do You Love Me." (PL-360 with 7.5" loopstick)

1440 WROK Rockford, IL 7/29/10 0202z CBS News in progress. At 0205z male, "News Talk Radio 1440 WROK." (PL-360 with 7.5" loopstick)

1470 WMBD Peoria, IL 7/29/10 0157z St. Louis Cardinals game, Male "Cardinals Radio WMBD." (PL-360 with 7.5" loopstick)

John Mosman
WPE9GIZ
Mt. Prospect, IL


Re: e-mails

dhsatyadhana <satya@...>
 

Hi Jim:

If you sign in and open up the group main page, along the top of the screen there should be an "Edit Membership" link. Clicking that, under "Step 2. Message Delivery" you can select a daily digest (which many of us select) or the option to view the messages on the Web only. You probably have the "Individual Email" optoion selected, which I think is the default.

Thanks - Kevin

--- In ultralightdx@..., "jwfeasel" <jwfeasel@...> wrote:

I love your group. I have purchased and enjoyed 3 ulr as a result.
BUT I am overwhelmed by the volume of e-mails coming in every day. Some days I get 50, thats fifty. I am already behind with 150 unread!!
Many are duplicates, as many as half a dozen the same. Is there a way to just go to your site and view them there??
Please, someone HELP!
Jim
Columbus , Ohio


e-mails

jwfeasel
 

I love your group. I have purchased and enjoyed 3 ulr as a result.
BUT I am overwhelmed by the volume of e-mails coming in every day. Some days I get 50, thats fifty. I am already behind with 150 unread!!
Many are duplicates, as many as half a dozen the same. Is there a way to just go to your site and view them there??
Please, someone HELP!
Jim
Columbus , Ohio


603-Radio Waatea- New ULR logging Correction

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
Sorry for the mistaken frequency given for 603-Radio Waatea in Auckland, New Zealand, which is actually on 603 kHz, not on 630 kHz.
 
The mistake might not have been so confusing, except for the fact that 630 kHz is a legitimate TP-DX frequency-- but it sure doesn't contain Radio Waatea! 
 
A different Maori-language MP3 of 603-Radio Waatea (made at 1229Z at Lincoln City, OR on July 21) is linked at http://www.mediafire.com/?4t8pkr4bf3m83s3 .
 
73, Gary


Ultralight South Pacific DX- The Best MP3's

Gary DeBock
 

Hello All,
 
After sorting through about 88 MP3's from the recent Oregon Beach ULR DXpedition, I noticed that certain Australian and New Zealand stations were exceptional in the signals showing up on the Oregon state beaches (where my hot-rodded PL-380 and 3' portable loop were set up). Three of these stations never even managed a trace for John B. or I at Grayland, Washington during 7 previous Ultralight DU-DXpeditions, despite John's use of highly sensitive Wellbrook arrays. This provided strong evidence that the Oregon beaches have may have a propagation edge over that famous site for South Pacific DX reception.
 
For those interested, these seven exceptional MP3's of South Pacific DX are linked below. The full DXpedition report should be completed shortly.
 
1) 738-2NR, Grafton, Australia (50 kw)   The signal strength of this ABC station was amazing, although it frequently mixed with the 738-Radio Tahiti station (which was also strong). This recording was made on the Seaside, Oregon beach at 1240Z on July 18th  http://www.mediafire.com/?h97pv3inxv2hr27 . 738-Tahiti (in French) was also a blaster, though, and when these two stations chose to fight it out, the results could sound almost catastrophic (like this recording in Lincoln City at 1255Z on July 20th, which pegged the PL-380's S/N display at 55/25): http://www.mediafire.com/?eea954j14dmzalm
 
2) 675-3YA, Christchurch, New Zealand (10 kw)   For some strange reason, this National Radio station had much better strength in Oregon than it usually did in Grayland, and was the most reliable Kiwi "big gun" during the DXpedition. This recording was made at 1239Z at Lincoln City on July 24th (the last day of the trip):
 
3) 891-5AN, Adelaide, Australia (50 kw)  This was another ABC transmitter with reliable power almost every morning. This recording (with an ABC identification) was made at 1225Z on July 22nd at Lincoln City, promoting the ABC's coverage of the upcoming Australian election season (perhaps an odd way to try attracting listeners?)   http://www.mediafire.com/?7024pszgdr8vs4o
 
4) 639-2HC (presumed), Coff's Harbour, Australia (5 kw)  Despite this talk station's strength on the MP3 recorded at 1257Z in Seaside on July 18th, neither John B. or I had never received even a trace of it at Grayland with Ultralight gear.  http://www.mediafire.com/?c1nwlbzljz4y23k . Presumed ID was derived from info provided by Chuck Hutton and Bruce Portzer.
 
5) 630-Radio Waatea, Auckland, New Zealand (5 kw)  This was another strong Lincoln City regular that had never shown up for me (or John) on ULR's at Grayland. The station has a Maori language format with various types of music, such as this pop music heard at Lincoln City at 1234 on July 23rd:
 
6) 585-2WEB (presumed), Bourka, Australia (5 kw)  Yet another strong DU never heard by us at Grayland. This recording has classic rock music with a garbled ID (which nobody seems to be able to make out) at the end of the MP3, which was recorded at Seaside at 1229Z on July 18th:
http://www.mediafire.com/?x5avb1mw42lncqj . Presumed ID was derived from info provided by Chuck Hutton.
 
7) 594-3WV, Horsham, Australia (50 kw)  This ABC station had been received by us previously at Grayland, but never with strength like this recording made at 1229Z at Lincoln City on July 22nd:
 
Thanks to the other members of the NW gang who helped provide ID help on some of these MP3's, which I hope will prove interesting to our ULR-DXing brothers in Australia and New Zealand. Have a great winter DXing season, guys! :-)
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
 
 


Re: PL-210???'s-FARMERIK

sdwillingham
 

Paul,

Interesting. In fact, the Si4734 FM preamp does switch into an
extra-gain mode when the signal environment is sufficiently weak.
This feature is subtly different because it is automatic. The
Si4734 is very conservative about avoiding distortion (in FM),
so it will turn down the gain when there is any possibility of
problems. With a manual switch, one can choose extra gain in
situations where distortion might occur, but not necessarily
affect the reception of the particular wanted station.

Manual gain/attenuation control is a nice feature for the skilled DXer.

-Scott-

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@...> wrote:

Scott:
Although the attenuation automatically prevents overload on the DSP
radios, there is no rf boost like in the PL200, that can help weak
signals. Thats what I'm looking for in the PL-210 Analog/PLL... a
continuance of a manual rf attenuator/booster.

Paul S. in CT


--- In ultralightdx@..., "sdwillingham" <sdwillingham@> wrote:



Hi Paul,

--- In ultralightdx@..., "ferrite61" <dxrx@> wrote:
I checked in at blog.sina.com.cn using G-Translate. Yup, the 3-step
attenuator is listed (anti-mirror reference) in a different translation
providing High/Med/Low signal strength. Meaning it will have the switch.
On the PL-200 this is left-end near top, and is functional on the SW and
FM bands. So my main point of contention has been removed (this one
function elevates the PL-200 above most other enthusiast grade radios
including UL's Re: PL310/380/300wt and most analog AM/SW/FM sets).
Note that in FM operation, the Si4734-based radios also have this
feature. It is not apparent as a switchable function to the user,
but FM inputs are automatically attenuated when they would otherwise
overload the input stage.

The AM and SW input has some safeguards against overload, but it is
not as robust as the FM input.

-Scott-


Re: I passed my Extra exam!!!

Phillip Fimiani
 

Congrats... !!!

Great achievment!
 
Best Regards

Phil
Lat: 40.8367633
Long: -74.1768412



From: Alex K.
To: ABDX ; dcraft@...; Dareall Schwartz ; Elizabeth Loughead ; Glamgirl24@...; James Kearman ; Jonathan O. ; ODXA@...; Mark Meece ; jared soergel ; Steve Mauch ; Stephen E Mauch ; Ultralight DX ; Robert S.Ross VA3SW ; Cindy Heitman
Sent: Wed, July 28, 2010 10:06:04 PM
Subject: [ultralightdx] I passed my Extra exam!!!

 


  I'm happy to announce that as of 20:00 this evening, I passed the highest / hardest amateur radio exam in the nation!!! I was only one of two who tested for Amateur Extra and the only one to walk out with a completion form. 3rd time was the charm and by Friday it'll be in the system and next week license in hand!!!!

  18 years ago I was just finishing High School when I got the new at the time No-Code Technician and ironically as I finish one tech school I manage to pass the my General and two and a half months later my Extra. I still can't believe it!!


  Alex N8UCN/AE     



Re: DXpedition to Gearheart, OR - Day 1

Gary DeBock
 

Hi Kevin,
 
Your Gearheart DU-DXing report is a fine job under difficult conditions, and you certainly did the best you could under the circumstances. It's always a challenge to set up a DX listening station on an unknown ocean beach in the darkness, especially when the weather is not cooperating.
 
I'm sorry that my own recent Oregon DXpedition report wasn't ready prior to your trip, but you seem to have had no problem finding lots of DXing targets anyway. After having apparently stumbled upon a hot spot for South Pacific DX in Lincoln City, I received about 10 new DU stations that neither John B. or I had ever heard a trace of on Ultralight gear at Grayland, despite John's use of Wellbrook antenna arrays during multiple trips. Some of these new DU stations had very potent signals in Lincoln City, and with the assistance of Chuck, Bruce, Guy and Patrick (all having far more DU-DXing experience than me), I've been trying to sort them out prior to the DXpedition report.
 
Kevin, Highway 101 near Cannon Beach has a couple of small state parks on top of high cliffs overlooking the ocean, with sweeping views of the Pacific from the high elevation. If you have any chance to set up your Ultralight listening station in one of those spots, you may enjoy a very potent South Pacific signal boost. But you've done quite well already while DXing in Gearheart, and I'm happy that you and Patrick could get together for supper. Enjoy the DX tomorrow, and thanks again for your DU-DXing report!
 
73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA) 
 
   
 

In a message dated 7/29/2010 7:42:48 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, satya@... writes:
 

Hi all:

I’m on business for a couple nights on the Oregon coast near Seaside. I
had a great dinner with Patrick Martin last night, the local DX master,
and really enjoyed gabbing on and on about DX with him!

My hotel room is unfortunately an RF zoo, so I ended up finding a nice
quiet picnic table at the shore, a couple miles north in Gearheart, OR,
arriving at about an hour prior to the 1250 UTC (0550 local) sunrise. I
used an active/passive Crate Loop, coupled to a Tecsun PL-380 via a little
ferrite coupler, and a Sony 7600GR barefoot spotter.

Things were ominously dead for the first 30 minutes, then picked up a bit,
although conditions were nowhere near as good as they were for Gary DeBock
last week, who was a few miles south at Cannon Beach. Oh well – as least
it was lightly misting/raining the entire time :-)

I managed to pick up a few tidbits from the ionosphere, all DU, with
reception continuing until 1320, about 30 minutes after local sunrise:

567 Nearly intelligible EE male and female announcers at 1245, presumed NZL
594 Male announcer at 1247, to weak to tell language
612 Good EE announcer at 1257, mention of “Australia”, so 4QR-Brisbane.
Another “Australia” at 1313.
648 Presumed EE by cadence at 1311
657 Chariots of Fire music at 1216, presumed Wellington, NZL
675 Good EE voice at 1233, presumed 2C0 (AUS) or 3YA (NZL), still sorta
there at 1309
702 Came on late at 1304 with EE male, presumed 2BL-Sydney, possible ID at
1305 (need to check recording)
738 Weak French (Tahiti) at 1219, burbles at 1236, excellent FF at 1247
with 2NR Grafton AUS occasionally on top; the two were still battling it
out at 1257, but almost gone at 1307
765 Brief music at 1222, unknown
774 Weak EE female voice at 1318, presumed 3LO, couldn’t make out words
though
792 EE newscast with “ABC Radio” ID at 1319, so 4RN-Brisbane confirmed
891 EE news at 1237 presumed 5AN Adelaide, barely there at 1252, better EE
male at 1259, mention of “Australia” at 1322 apparently confirming 5AN
972 Sounds like EE at 1237, no clue who though
1071 Good late het at 1322, not enough to hear anything though
1098 Brief EE? News at 1240, unknown
1116 Good EE signal at times, but buried under 1120-KPNW

So, not quite what I had hoped for, but given the infrequency of my
getting out to the beach, I’ll take anything I can get! One more shot
tomorrow morning, perhaps trying Cannon Beach instead, then back home.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


DXpedition to Gearheart, OR - Day 1

Kevin S <satya@...>
 

Hi all:

Im on business for a couple nights on the Oregon coast near Seaside. I
had a great dinner with Patrick Martin last night, the local DX master,
and really enjoyed gabbing on and on about DX with him!

My hotel room is unfortunately an RF zoo, so I ended up finding a nice
quiet picnic table at the shore, a couple miles north in Gearheart, OR,
arriving at about an hour prior to the 1250 UTC (0550 local) sunrise. I
used an active/passive Crate Loop, coupled to a Tecsun PL-380 via a little
ferrite coupler, and a Sony 7600GR barefoot spotter.

Things were ominously dead for the first 30 minutes, then picked up a bit,
although conditions were nowhere near as good as they were for Gary DeBock
last week, who was a few miles south at Cannon Beach. Oh well as least
it was lightly misting/raining the entire time :-)

I managed to pick up a few tidbits from the ionosphere, all DU, with
reception continuing until 1320, about 30 minutes after local sunrise:

567 Nearly intelligible EE male and female announcers at 1245, presumed NZL
594 Male announcer at 1247, to weak to tell language
612 Good EE announcer at 1257, mention of Australia, so 4QR-Brisbane.
Another Australia at 1313.
648 Presumed EE by cadence at 1311
657 Chariots of Fire music at 1216, presumed Wellington, NZL
675 Good EE voice at 1233, presumed 2C0 (AUS) or 3YA (NZL), still sorta
there at 1309
702 Came on late at 1304 with EE male, presumed 2BL-Sydney, possible ID at
1305 (need to check recording)
738 Weak French (Tahiti) at 1219, burbles at 1236, excellent FF at 1247
with 2NR Grafton AUS occasionally on top; the two were still battling it
out at 1257, but almost gone at 1307
765 Brief music at 1222, unknown
774 Weak EE female voice at 1318, presumed 3LO, couldnt make out words
though
792 EE newscast with ABC Radio ID at 1319, so 4RN-Brisbane confirmed
891 EE news at 1237 presumed 5AN Adelaide, barely there at 1252, better EE
male at 1259, mention of Australia at 1322 apparently confirming 5AN
972 Sounds like EE at 1237, no clue who though
1071 Good late het at 1322, not enough to hear anything though
1098 Brief EE? News at 1240, unknown
1116 Good EE signal at times, but buried under 1120-KPNW

So, not quite what I had hoped for, but given the infrequency of my
getting out to the beach, Ill take anything I can get! One more shot
tomorrow morning, perhaps trying Cannon Beach instead, then back home.

Kevin S
Bainbridge Island, WA


Terminally ill PL-310 ... or not

Bob Coomler <w6rjc@...>
 

Earlier this wek I received a new PL-310 from one of the Hong Kong eBay vendors.  It worked fine for an afternoon and then started constantly showing the low battery indication.  End of functioning PL-310 despite some ideas from the seller and my switching out numerous batteries numerous times.  The vendor finally refunded $5 (!) and told me to have it repaired locally. As if.  All of my stuff is still packed away, so I can't mess with it.  Has anybody run into this problem?  If there is no reasonable fix, I'll have a low mileage PL-310 suitable for parts available for the postage.  Thanks for any thoughts.
 
Bob Coomler
Tucson, AZ


Re: I passed my Extra exam!!!

Joseph Miller <radiodxer2000@...>
 

Congratulations Alex. Enjoy your new privileges and welcome to the club, hi hi.
 
 
73 de Joe, KJ8O, Troy, MI
 


--- On Wed, 7/28/10, Alex K. wrote:

From: Alex K.
Subject: [ultralightdx] I passed my Extra exam!!!
To: "ABDX" , "David Williams" , dcraft@..., "Dareall Schwartz" , "Elizabeth Loughead" , Glamgirl24@..., "James Kearman" , "Jonathan O." , ODXA@..., "Mark Meece" , "jared soergel" , "Steve Mauch" , "Stephen E Mauch" , "Ultralight DX" , "Robert S.Ross VA3SW" , "Cindy Heitman"
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 10:06 PM




  I'm happy to announce that as of 20:00 this evening, I passed the highest / hardest amateur radio exam in the nation!!! I was only one of two who tested for Amateur Extra and the only one to walk out with a completion form. 3rd time was the charm and by Friday it'll be in the system and next week license in hand!!!!

  18 years ago I was just finishing High School when I got the new at the time No-Code Technician and ironically as I finish one tech school I manage to pass the my General and two and a half months later my Extra. I still can't believe it!!


  Alex N8UCN/AE     





7.29.10 Loggings

Antonios Kekalos <akekalos@...>
 

0827EDT, 102.5, WCMM, Gulliver, MI, 96 miles, 100K, "The Moose", NS-HD01 Barefoot
0832EDT, 102.5, WIOG, Bay City, MI, 117 miles, 86K, Stn ID, NS-HD01 Barefoot

--
Tony, N4RNI
Traverse City, MI
EN74dq
FISTS #14949, SWLR-RN072

Not every conspiracy is a theory-AMC's Rubicon




Re: I passed my Extra exam!!!

mediumwavedx
 

Congratulations Alex, from another Extra. I can feel your joy.

Back in the 1970s when I was an Advanced, I used to love CW, and hung out at the Advanced band edges chasing DX on 20 meters.

Til one day I got a pink ticket from the FCC for operating 2 KHz inside of the Extra section.

It was then that I decided I had better study for the Extra because the temptation was too great. The best DX was right there in the Extra sections and at the edges. So I did, and in 1977 I passed.

Though not an active Ham anymore, I still keep and cherish that license. 47 years a Ham. Hang on to yours as long as you can.

Congratulations again.

73s and best DX,

Bill, WE7W

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Alex K." <rifleman336@...> wrote:


  I'm happy to announce that as of 20:00 this evening, I passed the highest / hardest amateur radio exam in the nation!!! I was only one of two who tested for Amateur Extra and the only one to walk out with a completion form. 3rd time was the charm and by Friday it'll be in the system and next week license in hand!!!!

  18 years ago I was just finishing High School when I got the new at the time No-Code Technician and ironically as I finish one tech school I manage to pass the my General and two and a half months later my Extra. I still can't believe it!!


  Alex N8UCN/AE     


Re: I passed my Extra exam!!!

kevin asato <kc6pob@...>
 

It took me several years of start and stop. Finally put it on my list of professional goals for the year for work along with my GROL (commercial) with Radar Endorsement. Finally went from Tech to Extra and got my commercial license in about 3 hours. The hardest part was getting over a the nervousness during the exam and then during the grading of each element. Seemed just as bad as when I had to go to the FCC in downtown Los Angeles in high school to get a 3rd Class Radiotelephone with Broadcast Endorsement (1975) so I could spin the platters at my high school!

73, 
kevin
kc6pob

Still needing to just buckle down and get from Advanced to Extra



Re: I passed my Extra exam!!!

Stephen Ponder <stephen_ponder@...>
 

Congratulations Alex! Tremendous achievement!

I have made it my personal goal to pass the Extra exam before the current question pool expires in 2012.

Study on!


73,
Steve Ponder, N5WBI
Houston TX
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------Original Message------
From: Alex K. <rifleman336@...>
To: "ABDX" <ABDX@...>,"David Williams" <david977@...>,<dcraft@...>,"Dareall Schwartz" <dschwartz65@...>,"Elizabeth Loughead" <eloughead@...>,<Glamgirl24@...>,"James Kearman" <jkearman@...>,"Jonathan O." <jonathan75@...>,<ODXA@...>,"Mark Meece" <ohioscan@...>,"jared soergel" <soergel.3@...>,"Steve Mauch" <Steve.Mauch@...>,"Stephen E Mauch" <steve@yahoocom>,"Ultralight DX" <Ultralightdx@...>,"Robert S.Ross VA3SW" <va3sw@...>,"Cindy Heitman" <www.cheitman@...>
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 7:06:04 PM GMT-0700
Subject: [ultralightdx] I passed my Extra exam!!!


  I'm happy to announce that as of 20:00 this evening, I passed the highest / hardest amateur radio exam in the nation!!! I was only one of two who tested for Amateur Extra and the only one to walk out with a completion form. 3rd time was the charm and by Friday it'll be in the system and next week license in hand!!!!

  18 years ago I was just finishing High School when I got the new at the time No-Code Technician and ironically as I finish one tech school I manage to pass the my General and two and a half months later my Extra. I still can't believe it!!


  Alex N8UCN/AE


Re: I passed my Extra exam!!!

Joe
 

Hey Alex!

Nice going!
When I walked out of the courthouse in downtown Chicago
in '68 after confronting the FCC boys, I was on Cloud Nine! Enjoy being "Top Dog"!

Joe