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Extra (the 5wpm kind), need to up my CW speed....

 

SteveL

KV6O

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W1QA - extra with 20 WPM code

have also held numerous other calls in other countries including: PA3GCQ ZL2GCQ

current trustee for W1KK

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I have been a Ham since I was 12 years old

(that's been 28 years ago),

and I hold a Advanced Class License

 

Patty

WD6BWH

Long Beach, CA.

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I have an 'OLD SCHOOL' 20 WPM Extra.

 

Bill - AE4SS

Ex. WB1CTE

 

Good to see all these amateurs on Geocaching.

 

73

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Tech - April 2001 :)

Extra - November 2002 :)

 

73 - Steve

 

KAY ONE ESS JAY SEA / AMATEUR

DOUBLE-EWE PEA TEA CUE THREE TWO TWO / GMRS

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Updating previous post - now I'm a General Class ticket holder, as of 6-14-05.

 

5wpm code was difficult, only because I didn't have the time to invest in it.

 

Get the ARRL Introduction to Morse Code. DON'T LEARN IT BY DOTS AND DASHES, learn it as a language. It's simply another way of saying the letters of the alphabet. Get used to it that way and you will not only learn 5wpm, but be in a good position to be able to go faster later on if you wish.

 

Practice 15 minutes per day. Don't skip days. On the 2 cd set I practiced A-M for a week, then N-Z another week, numbers the following then started practicing QSO's.

I had to go back and re-study all of CD1 because my straight copy wasn't hitting 25 characters.

 

I knew that I would procrastinate, so I studied for my General Theory (Element 3) and passed it on 8/17/04. The clock started - I had 1 year in order to pass my morse code (Element 1) - or have to retake the General Theory test.

 

That was all the incentive I needed.

 

3 total months, a lot of dedication daily, I finally passed - missed a total of 7 characters throughout the whole QSO as sent during the test (200-250 characters total). It can be done. There are people who it comes easy to, but not me. I'm a visual learner, then tactile, then audial.

 

Now all I need is a radio that will do HF - wish me luck!

 

73,

OddTodd-K7PKT

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Number 16 Extra Class from the Chicago FCC Office on March 14, 1952. Dick, W7WT

Guess you have me beat. First licensed in '63, failed to renew in 73, took Tech, Advanced, and Extra exam all in 1 month in '74.

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Tech class

Everytime I try to study for general, school, sports, ect... get in the way. This is the summer where I will get it.

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Tech class

Everytime I try to study for general, school, sports, ect... get in the way. This is the summer where I will get it.

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Old fashioned Amateur Extra here!

 

1959: Novice - WV2FHE

 

1960-1976: General - WA2FHE; K8VSB & W4HMV

 

1976-1980: Advanced - W4HMV

 

1980-present: Amateur Extra - W4HMV

 

Former Nevada SM

 

USA-CA All Counties #929

 

Inactive Geocacher at present but still lurk!

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Another "charity" Extra. I had my tech since April 1996 and upgraded to tech + a year later. I was real happy there for a number of years until the restructuring came about. I took the general test and got my paper upgrade in March 2000. Then a VE started bugging me to help him with test sessions, so I started on my extra and within 3 weeks of study, got my ticket in April 2000.

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Seems I am the old timer here! I became a novice in 1960 I think. and a conditonal within the year. I was One of the first female sidebanders in the pacific northwest (I think I was THE first).I know I was 14 and I discovered boys and that boys were on ham radio and there were hardly any females so I got my ticket! Thanks to my dad pushing me. My 83 year old dad is K7HSM and he is active on 80 meters. I got my conditional and then married and married again (both hams) and moved to Canada where I got my Extra equal. I have kept my license (grandmothered in) can still copy 40-50 wpm but can't send worth beans anymore. I have not had a radio in years and my computer has taken its place as much as anything. I have recently discovered geocaching and I took dad with me a couple weeks ago and we climbed a small mountain together to find one! He loved it!!!

 

Donna EX K7LPZ; Now VE7AAR & VE7LPZ (one can hold multi calls here in Canada)

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General class, for more years than I care to remember. Perhaps I'll upgrade some day!

Edited by drew

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Extra Class, licensed since 1964.

Enjoy QRP, burning solder, and CW

Moving to Altus, Oklahoma and then

will prepare and hide my first geocache

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General . . . eventually will be working on Extra. Call is W2PWS.

Edited by KPBSM

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July 1965 - Novice - WN6ODR and Technician Class WB6ODR at the same time.

September 1965 - General - WB6ODR.

Sometime in 1966 - Advanced - WB6ODR

About 1983 - Extra (20wpm) VEC - WB6ODR

Present - WB6ODR - Prescott, AZ

 

Don't get on the radio much any more except a 2 meter net with local rag chewers. Found Geocaching and Miniature horses. Old age now setting in.

 

73 WB6ODR

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Extra. I let my license lapse, but the ARRL VEC got it back for me as I was in the grace period. After Katrina and Rita, I see the value in radio - like they say, "when all else fails." Ham operators do great emergency communications work when cell phone networks are down, and even FEMA uses them. In New Orleans, virtually all communications went down.

 

Read more: The ARRL Website

 

To say thank, I rejoined the ARRL for two years. I cant wait to get QST magazine again!

 

tnx de KK5EF

Edited by GeoPup&ShelpieGirl

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Old School extra, not vanity

 

KA2AJT

 

Not presently active, but have all the stuff.

 

DX'ing was my passion. Talked to them all.

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N6JSV General Class, Vanity call.

K6GNA Wife, Tech, Vanity call.

N6JLV Son (9), Tech, Vanity call.

 

2 meter, 70 Cm, ATV, APRS, Slow Scan but still don't own a HF rig!

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(one can hold multi calls here in Canada)

An open question to the group: Why might one want more than one callsign?

 

73, Marky KI6AZF

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