Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by OLLIE » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:07 pm

My stomach is in knots. I'm going try to take my test for Extra tomorrow (9/25). I've been cramming for a week and will be cramming some more tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully I can squeak through this thing. What a bear it's been getting ready. I guess if I don't make it tomorrow I will shoot for next Saturday. I'll post up my results when I get done. :D
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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by xtatik » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:51 pm

OLLIE wrote:My stomach is in knots. I'm going try to take my test for Extra tomorrow (9/25). I've been cramming for a week and will be cramming some more tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully I can squeak through this thing. What a bear it's been getting ready. I guess if I don't make it tomorrow I will shoot for next Saturday. I'll post up my results when I get done. :D
Ollie, you'll spank that test and send it home ta' momma'!!!
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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by cruiserlarry » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:23 pm

OLLIE wrote:My stomach is in knots. I'm going try to take my test for Extra tomorrow (9/25). I've been cramming for a week and will be cramming some more tonight and tomorrow. Hopefully I can squeak through this thing. What a bear it's been getting ready. I guess if I don't make it tomorrow I will shoot for next Saturday. I'll post up my results when I get done. :D

Don't sweat it...Just tell 'em Randy said they can just give you the upgrade.... :mrgreen:

Seriously, good luck. The Extra test definitely takes a little more work than the Tech or General, but nothing you can't handle....just show 'em the inside of your FJ... ;)
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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by xtatik » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:23 pm

cruiserlarry wrote: Don't sweat it...Just tell 'em Randy said they can just give you the upgrade.... :mrgreen:
That's right dammit........who do I need to call? I'll straighten this out right now! 8-)
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Post by DaveK » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:18 pm

Good luck Ollie. You will do well!
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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by JohnGalt » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:37 pm

Do well Ollie!

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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by Willie H » Fri Sep 24, 2010 9:58 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:just show 'em the inside of your FJ... ;)
I'm with Larry, pass just on merit of Tech-nes.

Good luck, I'm sure you will murder that test. :D
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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by OLLIE » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:40 am

BAM!!!! Nailed it!!! Well.... Sort of. I missed 6 but that's a passing score. I'm officially an Extra. :D
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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by xtatik » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:06 pm

Awesome!!
Say hello to full-spectrum HF and welcome to the sub-portions of the bands.
So, what are your plans? What was the impetus for the upgrade?
Once you start working inside those segments you're going to be surprised to find out that this is where the worlds big stations play and where most of the DX is taking place.
If you need any help setting up a station, let me know.
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Re: Taking the "Extra" Leap

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Post by Willie H » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:26 pm

Congratulations Ollie!

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