Ham Radio Test Session and M&G (Bass Pro Shop)

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Ham Radio Test Session and M&G (Bass Pro Shop)

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Post by NotAMog » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:12 pm

We have arranged for an ARRL ham radio test session to be held at the Bass Pro Shop in Rancho Cucamonga on April 25th. This will be a great opportunity for those thinking of getting their ham radio license or upgrading their existing license and to meet others from the OAUSA community.

The standard ARRL testing fee of $15 will apply. The tests will be conducted in the Bass Pro Shop meeting room which is on the 2nd floor near the Fine Gun Room. Testing hours will be announced later.

Now is the time to start studying for that license or upgrade you've been thinking about,

We need a count of people who will be taking advantage of this ARRL ham radio testing opportunity so please reply to this post or drop me a PM if you are considering attending.
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Re: Ham Radio Test Session at Bass Pro Shop

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Post by cruiserlarry » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:44 pm

This is a great opportunity for those contemplating becoming a licensed amateur to get off their rears and start studying - with an end goal in mind. :D

Might be a good time to hold a meet and great in the parking lot, too... :mrgreen:
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Post by BlueFJ » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:54 pm

cruiserlarry wrote:This is a great opportunity for those contemplating becoming a licensed amateur to get off their rears and start studying - with an end goal in mind. :D

Might be a good time to hold a meet and great in the parking lot, too... :mrgreen:
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Re: Ham Radio Test Session at Bass Pro Shop

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Post by sdnative » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:33 pm

Maybe I'll start studying for my General :)

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Re: Ham Radio Test Session at Bass Pro Shop

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Post by snowby4 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:32 pm

There seem to be a conflict with the Parashant trip and the possibility of taking the Ham Radio Test. :(
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Post by BlueFJ » Wed Feb 25, 2009 7:32 pm

Question for those in the know... If I upgrade from technician to general, can I keep my same call sign?
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Re: Ham Radio Test Session at Bass Pro Shop

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Post by NotAMog » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:31 pm

The hardest part of setting up the test session was de-conflicting all the various schedules. That weekend seemed to affect the fewest people. I don't know how many people going on the Parashant trip would be testing but it couldn't be than two or three at the most. It also coincides with Moose Anderson Days which is the big annual Jawbone Canyon cleanup event. AFAIK that is the only "big" off roading event in Southern California that day.

As far as the call signs go you have the option or keeping your old call sign or getting a new one when you upgrade into a class that allows shorter signs. It used to be a big deal to have a 1x3 call sign but the FCC ran out of those years ago. Now the best you can go for is a 2x2 as an Extra Class. There are also vanity call signs but I haven't kept up on the rules regarding those.
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Re: Ham Radio Test Session at Bass Pro Shop

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Post by DaveK » Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:57 pm

BlueFJ wrote:Question for those in the know... If I upgrade from technician to general, can I keep my same call sign?
Yes, you keep your call sign. Besides, you paid for it.
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Re: Ham Radio Test Session at Bass Pro Shop

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Post by NotAMog » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:05 am

Just to clairify a couple of points on the Ham Radio Test Session -

Date: April 25th

Testing: All levels of testing will be available. This includes potential hams going for their initial technician class licence through licensed hams wanting to upgrade to extra class.

If you are planning on attending this the test session at the Bass Pro Shop please respond on this thread to let me know which test you are planning to take. You can also send me a private E-mail if you prefer.

Thanks,

Bruce B.
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'91 Honda ST1100 197,000miles and counting :shock: (I hope to make it to at least half the places this bike has been)
'04 Tacoma / AT FlipPac Camper
'07 Moto Guzzi Norge - Corsa Red - The faster color :mrgreen:

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Re: Ham Radio Test Session at Bass Pro Shop

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Post by sdnative » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:37 am

I am currently studying for my General. Hopefully I can make it up there.

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