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    Passed my amateur radio General Class license.

    I passed the General class test today. Only missed 3 questions.
    Amateur Ham Radio General Class KO4CHM

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    Congratulations!

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    nice !

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    Congratulations.

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    Congrats! I recently got interested in ham radio again. I want to get my general ticket this winter and learn morse code.

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    Congratulations!
    I got mine 45 years ago. It took 13 WPM CW to get the General back then. I never did get the 20 for the Extra ticket. WB5SZT
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    Congratulations

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    Congratulations! I need to do that, don't know code but might give me incentive to work harder to master it. I took a practice test last month with no study and got 60% right. 73's
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    I went in to take my 5wpm test many years ago and the examiner, who I already knew, made me take 13 to start. I didn't have 100% copy but was able to answer 8 of 10 questions about the conversation. Walked out with a general. I went in a month later and passed the advanced test.
    I've not done any HF work in years but I always had fun swinging the beam toward Africa and calling CQ DX....

    One day I was calling toward Africa for a few hours and picked up a contact in Zaire?.We exchanged pleasantries and when we said 73's there was a minor pileup of people trying to get the contact. He came back and said, "He's on this frequency so I'm heading up the band." I kept calling and a short while later chatted with someone in Kenya or Nairobi. At the end, there was another pile up. I would never have believed that there were so many people just listening to me call CQ DX and not answering.
    “Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”

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    congrats!

    worked indonesia and hawaii just the other day.

    general class ticket will really open up the fun on ham radio.

    even just an off center fed dipole will take you places on HF

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    Grats

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    congrats!
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    Congrats and 73's

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    Congratulations!
    Got mine 44 yrs ago. Did the 20 wpm for the Amateur Extra.
    CW and RTTY only. Mostly contesting and DX.

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    Congratulations! I recently became a general, too. (Where do I round up some colonels, sergeants, corporals, etc.?)
    I built John Portune's inverted double delta loop for hf, but the tuner won't hold a tune for more than a minute or so, so back to the drawing board. Other than 10m, I've only made a few contacts on 15 and 20.
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    Congratulations!
    I have been a ham for a long time, although have never been very active.
    When they dropped the code requirement I thought I would automatically become general because I held a tech+.
    A tech+ license was the general exam but not passing the code, never able to get much past 9 words a minute.
    I was really disappointed and pretty much lost interest.
    I currently still hold the tech license. Someday I still hope to take the test and get general.

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    I guess I'm the odd one, I don't have any interest in talking to folks unless it's bout guns.

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