N9SJA Amateur Extra Class operator
Today, I passed my Amateur Extra class exam! Woo Hoo!
Thanks to the VE team of the Iroquois County Amateur Radio club in Watseka, IL!
Originally a bunch of guys and myself were going to take the exam in Frankfort, IN, but the session was canceled in Frankfort, so we decided to drive to Watseka, IL.
I have wanted to upgrade to Extra Class for a few years now, so I am really glad that I did it. I am really looking forward to using the Extra Class band segments that I couldn’t use as a General.
Next week I will be filing my paperwork to become a VE with ARRL VEC. Soon my club W9YB will be able to administer exams and people from Lafayette/West Lafayette won’t have to drive to Frankfort, Indy or Watseka to take their test. The plan will be to hold exams 2 or 3 times a year depending on interest, but more on that later.
For now I am going to really enjoy chasing DX on HF and I get some more room to roam on the bands!
73 de Nick N9SJA (Temporary AE)