Say a Prayer….Testing Tomorrow!
Burke Jones, NØHYD, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Kansas, USA. Contact him at [email protected].
|My Son Nick|
Big news! Tomorrow I will be testing for my Extra ticket…..but the bigger news is that my 16 year old son – Nick – will be testing for his Technician!
He has been studying for about 6 weeks off and on – you know how teens are. We have spent time talking about things that he needed to actually see – instead of just read from a question/answer pool or a book.
Anyway, I am more nervous for him, than I am for myself. He basically got me motivated to study as well for my Extra, but I want him to pass more than I want to pass!
So say a quick prayer for Nick, that he would remain calm and PASS!
In other news….I worked W1AW/7 WY last night on 40 meters with 5 watts. He was operating split, so I dug out the KX3 manual to figure out how the dual watch/split operation worked. It took me about 45 minutes of playing, but one I figured out that I just heard the guy he worked, I snagged him! That was the only contact last night on 40 – and once again it was about 12:30 am local (0530 UTC).