I received my Technician Class license in 2007. I monitor on a Yaesu VX 8d. also have a Yaesu FT 221 but it isn't connected. Beyond that,I am studying f the General Class exam. Then it's on to Amateur Extra Class. Finding an examGood luck, John! I definately found a lot more enjoyment in Amateur Radio when I upgraded from Tech to Extra. Being able to use the HF bands opened a whole new world (literally) to my ears.
I received my Technician Class license in 2007. I monitor on a Yaesu
VX 8d. I also have a Yaesu FT 221 but it isn't connected. Beyond
that, I am studying for the General Class exam. Then it's on to
Amateur Extra Class. Finding an exam in my area is hit or miss
though. The local Amateur Radio Club hasn't posted any new exam
dates in awhile.
COVID-19 has shut down most all ham radio
activities...including hamfests, license exams, classes, club
meetings, etc. The 2 facilities I was testing at in central
Arkansas have done such, so I don't know when I'll test again.
Some teams have done "online" or "remote" testing...but to me,
there's too great a potential for fraud by examinees, without VE's
there to monitor for cheating...never mind the logistics involved.
Al Kaiser firstname.lastname@example.org <=-
Our club Meriden Amateur Radio Club has gone to online business and activity meetings using JTSI. They also do a Saturday morning Coffee
Club Net on the local 2 meter repeater and some do a "social
distancing" 2 meter fox hunt on Saturday morning. This has kept our members active. We've also have a mini edtion of our newsletter called Key Klix QRP. There are nets on 6, 10 and 2 meters durning the week to keep the area members and non members active.
It looks like we will be working like this until sometime next year.
Our local club is being used by the Health Department as the EOC and
we've been told we can not have access to it for the forseeable future.
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