Going tomorrow to test for my ham radio license!

QHaba

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I'm so excited. I have not studied as much as I should have, but I'm still confident. I am going for the technician license, and I've been telling everyone at school "I'm going to be the owner of an amateur radio license." Never thought I would be here, at 13, getting a ham radio license. Thank you to everyone who has helped me over the year, giving me info, and helping me out! I love being a part of the amateur radio community! Soon to be WQJE50!
 

BruceMN

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Based on your excitement and drive about amateur radio I have confidence you will pass the exam! This can be the beginning of a new hobby that can last a lifetime if you wish. I got my license in 2006 and I have enjoyed it immensely and kept studying for the next license until I couldn't go any further. HAM radio is a awesome hobby with many aspects to appeal to a broad rand of people. I wish you luck and hope to hear you on the the HF bands someday.

Bruce
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K8EAA

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Good luck to you! I know just how you feel. I went for my novice ticket almost 50 years ago and I'm still in love with the hobby.

Don
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StaticDischarge

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Ok come on... today is the day after tomorrow and you said you were taking the test tomorrow... what is the outcome???
 

Triple6Ham

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yes updates please!
I'm trying to get more active myself but I recognize the value of the hobby and
it is always awesome for someone new to come on board.
 

W8RMH

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I'm curious what is the WQJE50 call sign? It's not an amateur call. You won't get a amateur call until you past the test and the FCC system generates a new random call. You can apply for a Vanity Callsign but the format is limited. You won't own the license, it's like a driver's license, the state owns it they just allow you to use it, if you follow the rules.
 

danesgs

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I am sure you will do well. Enjoy the hobby and keep studying to get your General if that is what you want next, working locally is great but that first QSO with a distant station in another country is a heady experience.
 

QHaba

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I did not go, I decided I needed more studying. I am studying right now in school, in 1st period me and my teachers will work on it! Thank you all for the support and helping me boost my confidence!
 

KC5AKB

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Thanks for the update. Just relax and keep us posted . There is a youth net you can ck Into after you get your lic . VIA EchoLink N5ADA 6:30 pm local Sunday eve ,Fort Worth ,Texas .it is called the North Texas Youth Net . Licensed Adults my act as control ops for non licensed youth.
KG5LOP and KG5TZX host this net.
They would welcome your check in.
 
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