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From: John Farler <k4avx1@windstream.net>
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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:09:02 -0500
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Subject: [TenTec] Extra...Extra...

This will follow up on my previous post....I always wondered with advent 
of incentive licensing why I couldn't pass just the 20 wpm, and get the 
Extra CW portions - I had the Advanced (took during the year or so they 
experimented with giving it at Civil Service
Exams in a few states) and as a young  low  paid teacher, couldn't 
afford to travel to a quarterly examining point - Atlanta, Knoxville, or 

Then with the first VEC test 50 miles away, I went with a friend who 
drilled me on the written exam while I drove us.  After the cw exam, the 
examiners said "You had 100% copy!"  I said,
"Sure."  Thanks to my friend, and ignoring the more complicated math 
problems, I also passed the written, but I'm sure not 100%!

It turned out I've used the Extra more for heading a VE team and giving 
dozens of exams, rather than using the bottom 25 Khz., but I did finish 
DXCC and enjoy the extra bit of cw and now the big slot of ssb 
frequency.  So, if you have the ultimate license, I hope you will search 
out or start a VE team and pass along the fun.

John, K4AVX

> Got my extra ticket last week... first try.   So I am feeling
> pretty stud this week.   I figure you guys would understand.
> Gonna fire up the Omni and get back on the air !

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