[Linux-ham] How long have you had your ticket? (was Re: New ham, new radio :: welcome!!)
gwbrown1 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 19:07:17 EDT 2008
This is, or, well, could be had I owned a radio, day ZERO for me! Somewhere
between coming home from work and vacuuming the house my call sign was
granted and posted to the ULS database! I am henceforth known among my HAM
piers as KJ4FFC. Pleased to meet you all! How's that call sign for
contesting? "-.- .--- ....- ..-. ..-. -.-."? Good, bad, indifferent? I'm
getting ahead of myself, I know, but I was just wondering.
On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 4:28 PM, Tanner Lovelace <clubjuggler at gmail.com>
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Steve Jackson <sjackson at radarfind.com>
> > As the Resident Geezer around these e-parts, please accept a hearty
> > to the fraternity. Geezer? Yup. I am rapidly approaching 30 years on
> > air.
> Nice! That definitely beats my 22 years on the air that I just passed
> last week.
> (Only 3 more years until I'm eligible for the ARRL ... dangit, can't
> remember the
> ARRL group that's open to people that have had their licenses for at
> least 25 years...)
> Out of curiosity, how long have other people been on the air. How old were
> you when you got your ticket and what were the circumstances that caused
> you to get it?
> For myself, I was licensed in 1986 when I was 16. My grandfather and I did
> it at the same time (I got KB4TYE, he got KB4TYF) through a special class
> at my secondary school. I started out with a Novice license. I upgraded
> Tech in 1992 then General in 2000 and Extra in 2002. Most of my operating
> happens on VHF & UHF but I have designs of doing more with APRS and HF.
> Tanner Lovelace
> (fieldless) In fess two roundels in pale, a billet fesswise and an
> increscent, all sable.
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