Extra Extra! Read all about it! Last night I took and passed my Amateur Extra Class exam!
I kept the fact that I have been studying for this test a little bit of a secret as I was unsure what was going to happen with my busy schedule. Thank you to all of you that have helped me out along the way. I am extremely fortunate to have had several elmers who have always been there for me to answer my questions along the way as I passed my General exam earlier this Spring and now the Extra exam. I look forward to paying it forward and being an elmer myself one day.
So now what? Well, I can tell you that I plan to spend much more time working on the parts of the hobby that I really enjoy like CW. My goal it to be efficient enough with Morse code to be a valuable team member for Field Day next summer, which means I really need to focus on my copy speed and accuracy. I can also tell you that my callsign will be changing to a shorter and more CW friendly callsign as well. Other than that, I plan to still do what I do and that is enjoy ham radio outdoors and share my Adventures with CW here with you. I hope you have been enjoying the ride along with me?
I would like to give a shout out to the guys at Indiana Elmer Network. This group has been with me all year as I upgraded to General and now Extra. I have had the opportunity to attend a number of free classes this past year and I'm very thankful to have this great resource available to me here in Central Indiana. If you are interested in finding out more about the Indiana Elmer Network you can visit their website by CLICKING HERE and you can also follow them on Facebook by CLICKING HERE. The Indiana Elmer Network is a great resource for anyone interested in amateur radio and I would encourage you to check them out.
Please comment below and let me know what you think of the blog and what I am posting about. I have several events planned for this fall that I plan to blog about as well.
Until next time, 72 de W9ODX