Took my test yesterday and passed

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I decided to take my test and passed yesterday, it has been 23 years since my electronics education in college and wanted to see if I could pass.now once I get my callsign I will have to figure out what I am going to do, maybe a 2 meter and a DMR radio, I don't now, I have no equipment and have to research on where to start now, I didn't take my General because they didn't tell me it was no extra charge and I only came in with what I needed cash wise, oh well maybe take it next

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I decided to take my test and passed yesterday, it has been 23 years since my electronics education in college and wanted to see if I could pass.now once I get my callsign I will have to figure out what I am going to do, maybe a 2 meter and a DMR radio, I don't now, I have no equipment and have to research on where to start now, I didn't take my General because they didn't tell me it was no extra charge and I only came in with what I needed cash wise, oh well maybe take it next

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Good Job! Welcome to the hobby! :)
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Only a couple of things left.

1. Find a local or online radio dealer you are comfortable with.
2. Arrange for your paycheck to be direct deposited to them :)

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Welcome! I kind of did it the same way although it was a little longer between college and ham test. I did do both the tech and general at the same time. I did a little brushing up before I took the test and did a few practice tests. Things came back pretty quick. Take a shot at the general. I suspect you'll not have any troubles. As was mentioned above though, the tough part is going to be paying for your new hobby.
 

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Don't be alarmed by the talk of needing a Brinks truck in your garage to pay for the hobby! Take your time, get advice here and from other hams and don't be afraid of used gear!!! I didn't have a new rig for the first 25+ years...

and CONGRATS
 
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Congratulations.... now the learning starts. Many things that were NOT on the Ham test that you will have to learn.
 

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Congratulations.... now the learning starts. Many things that were NOT on the Ham test that you will have to learn.
yes, Im starting to see that. heck just finding a radio is difficult decision. I have decided on the Yaesu VX-8DR as my first radio with the TYT MD-2017 as a DMR radio which im very interested in .there are a few DMR repeaters around here. Im also applying for my DMR ID# with DMR-MARC.
The FCC granted me yesterday my callsign is KN4ECZ
 

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Do NOT forget to get out on Field Day this weekend.

Check on ARRL website, Field Day Locator has listing of ops in your area.
 

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yes, Im starting to see that. heck just finding a radio is difficult decision. I have decided on the Yaesu VX-8DR as my first radio with the TYT MD-2017 as a DMR radio which im very interested in .there are a few DMR repeaters around here. Im also applying for my DMR ID# with DMR-MARC.
The FCC granted me yesterday my callsign is KN4ECZ
If you have an BrandMiester repeater connected to the system,give me a call on 3100 USA Bridge (KB5ZCS) would like to to have a Qso with you,73's.........
 

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If you have an BrandMiester repeater connected to the system,give me a call on 3100 USA Bridge (KB5ZCS) would like to to have a Qso with you,73's.........
If the 2 I should be able to hit from here aren't will an open spot work? I'm still exploring/researching the capabilities of the open spot

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I am feeling so oooold over here with my KE4 call.....Just put me into a retirement home! :D
Marshall KE4ZNR
LOL I think my dad got his in 68 , his is K4NRF, nice and short. Unfortunately he has Alzheimer's and had to stop, I believe he used to always be talking on HF with his Orion 2 before he became unable

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