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Old 01-21-2012, 06:21 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Thanks to Barb and John for putting on the class today. My boys found it interesting and enjoyable. More importantly they seem pretty confident going into the test. Thanks again for a great program and your hard work, see you in a couple of weeks.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #52 (permalink)
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they'll pass. I was in the first class, first one done with the test, and Barb would have to confirm but I think I got 100%. And I'm not a boy with half that info in my head anyway. Barb makes it all make sense.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #53 (permalink)
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And I'm not a boy with half that info in my head anyway. Barb makes it all make sense.
I think this part makes the test easier. Less to unlearn

I could not believe how many people were there today. Barb has a great teaching style. Will be fun to see everyone on the 4th after they get their tickets.

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Old 01-22-2012, 09:34 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Thank you again for taking the time out of both of your busy schedules to teach us! People again need to realize that you both are volunteers! It was greatly appreciated. I am inspired to get more involved with various programs in the future. You guys are a great example. Thank you again for a great class on an efficient, condensed platform.
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #55 (permalink)
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It was awesome to see so many potential new hams! Dennis is really smiling now! Typically John and I offer two classes a year but last year we managed only one (we were really busy in the Fall). But given the size of this last class and the fact we had to turn people away, we might offer another this Fall. I look forward to seeing all of you on the 4th, the final step in obtaining your callsigns!
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:50 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Do you have an email list you can notify interested people when you do another class.

I just missed this class by a few days and I am sure it will happen again, yes I have that kind of luck.

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Do you have an email list you can notify interested people when you do another class.
You bet. Email me at John.Arenz@RubiconTrailFoundation.org and I'll put you on the list.
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:19 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Good luck to all the peeps taking their test this morning You'll do great and we'll have another 60 something hams out on the trails. Thanks again to Barb and John for making this happen. Dennis is smiling
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Good luck to all the peeps taking their test this morning You'll do great and we'll have another 60 something hams out on the trails. Thanks again to Barb and John for making this happen. Dennis is smiling
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If you had told me 6-7 years ago, that there would literally be what? 300+ new people with Ham licenses on the trail, I would have laughed.
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Old 02-04-2012, 03:11 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Good luck to all the peeps taking their test this morning You'll do great and we'll have another 60 something hams out on the trails. Thanks again to Barb and John for making this happen. Dennis is smiling
Dennis probably has wood. A whole bunch of new hamsters, a General upgrade, Extra upgrade and one hat-trick Extra - Tech to General to Extra.

Took three classrooms to pull it off. Barb put in a couple of miles "commuting" between rooms and John was still passing out radios when I left.

Damn good use of a Saturday while waiting for Winter
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Thank you everyone for doing this. The WAM BAM HAM CRAM really works!

now I have to stalk the FCC website for my call.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:51 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Ryan, glad you finally got your ticket Congrats to everyone. I believe it was almost 60 new ham's added to the family after today. I love seeing it. We had a blast today, just got home and exhausted, time for a nap! Thanks to Barb and John for putting it on, and all the VE's for helping make it happen.

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Old 02-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #64 (permalink)
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There were 62 new hams today. This brings the total to well over 400. I want to thank my awesome VE team because if not for them, none of this would be possible to the extent that they make it happen.

To see if you have a license, click here: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchLicense.jsp

Type your last name first, then a comma, then your first name - as it appeared on your application. I suspect Friday will be the earliest for the new calls!

Great job everyone!
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Old 02-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Excellent job for sure! A huge thank you to all the dedicated volunteers for getting us licensed!
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #66 (permalink)
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Thank you Barb, John, your VE team, and can't forget Dennis for all the time and effort you guys have donated to help us get our Licenses. Barb My son and I really enjoyed your class, we didn't think sitting in class for eight hours would be as fun as it was, you do a great job.
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Ryan, glad you finally got your ticket Congrats to everyone. I believe it was almost 60 new ham's added to the family after today. I love seeing it. We had a blast today, just got home and exhausted, time for a nap! Thanks to Barb and John for putting it on, and all the VE's for helping make it happen.

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Great job everyone!
WOW 62 that's awesome. I knew there were a lot, but did not know we broke the 60 mark.

You put on an assume class! I was very surprised at how few questions most of the testers missed.

Congrats to all.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:07 PM   #68 (permalink)
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We had a great time, and we too were exhausted when we got home. Barb got right on organizing the paperwork and getting it ready to ship on Monday, and I recharged by doing some much needed repair and maintenance on Barb's HF antenna.

Awesome class, great turnout, and great people. Got to see some old friends and meet new ones. Look forward to seeing you all on the trail!

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Wow! Congrats to all the new HAM's!! Look forward to chatting on the trail!!

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Congratulations to all the new Hams! I look forward to hearing you on the air.

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Congrats to all the new hams.

Did I read there was a hat trick? Nice going!
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Love your new call...awesome.

Yup, you're not the only one, we now have a second. Guy who had extensive radio background, and ran right through all three.
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #73 (permalink)
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W6FU....That is awesome. Thought it was a joke till I looked it up. Awesome and I love the Johnny Pic
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Love your new call...awesome.

Yup, you're not the only one, we now have a second. Guy who had extensive radio background, and ran right through all three.
That's some good stuff. Hope there will be plenty more!

By the way, my VE badge FINALLY came in last week so if you want to add me to the list I'm available.

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W6FU....That is awesome. Thought it was a joke till I looked it up. Awesome and I love the Johnny Pic
I'd like to say that I planned it all out, but those 1x2's are freaking difficult to get. Honestly it was just luck of the draw. I'm more than satisfied with it though.
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W6FU That will be easy to remember.


Note for future hams

You can register with the FCC using a secure site to get an FRN number.

When taking an exam you need to write down either your SS number or FRN.
number.

http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/index.htm?job=home

I just thought I would put that out there for those that want to take the test in the future.
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