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Old 05-12-2018, 8:22 PM
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I would have thought that you had some idea what you were getting into before you even tested.

Anyway, start off by listening to the various hams around your area to get an idea of what they talk about and how they do it. Remember, you're the rookie. They're going to ask all kinds of questions: name, where you work, will you join the local ARC?, how old are you?, how much experience?, etc.

You probably also need to understand that the radio you have may or may not be enough to reach the repeaters. Power lines, buildings, distance to the repeaters, terrain, etc., can interfere with the signal.
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