Amateur radio: Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

There’s only about one opportunity a month within a half-hour one-way drive to take an amateur radio exam around here.  Combined with wanting to take the studying seriously, it took a while for me to get around to taking my Element 4 exam to upgrade to Extra.  But, Saturday morning that finally happened!As usual, I over-prepared and that made the exam fairly straightforward.  I missed 3 questions out of 50, and that was out of about a half-dozen answers I wasn’t sure about.  But, when I started studying I was at around 50%, so the studying was essential.  I could have studied a lot less and hit the required 74%, but better to be sure.  Even though I simply memorized some of the answers, I did learn a few things that will come in handy at some point.  Now with full privileges, we’ll see if it helps me work more DX, more stations in contests, etc.


One thought on “Amateur radio: Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

  1. truthspew

    Congratulations on the upgrade. In my case I had to do my element 4 and element 1C way back when.

    Studying involved drilling on the question pool for element 4. And having done the Advanced license I understood the theory so that made it easier.



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