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.