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Rezarf
12-19-2012, 10:00 PM
My Jedi search skills are weak tonight.

I remember a mock test that you could take but can't find the link now.

Can you help a brother out?

Drew

Romer
12-19-2012, 10:16 PM
here is one site Drew, there are others

http://www.eham.net/exams/

Fishy
12-19-2012, 10:22 PM
I like this site. Log in for free and it will track all of your practice tests. This really helped me.
http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/

smslavin
12-19-2012, 10:43 PM
I like this site. Log in for free and it will track all of your practice tests. This really helped me.
http://www.qrz.com/hamtest/

i second the qrz tests. trying to find the time to start studying for my general. as much as i hate to admit, i need some work trips and airplane time.

Fishy
12-19-2012, 11:37 PM
I've really thought about the General. But, it would be just to say I have it. I rarely talk on the HAM unless we're on a club run. I don't have a home station or anything like that.

My usual uses are:
Club Runs
The weather 162.550
And I usually pull up the air traffic frequencies on my way to work. It tells me which way we're landing/converging, how busy it is, what the winds are doing.

The talk on the Net or the repeaters is usually too technical for me and I lose interest. I need a HAM for dummies repeater. All everyone talks about is antennas, wires and fuses.

nakman
12-20-2012, 09:23 AM
Maybe it's time we get serious about a tires, suspension, and camping repeater.. :bolt:

FJBRADY
12-20-2012, 09:57 AM
Maybe it's time we get serious about a tires, suspension, and camping repeater.. :bolt:

You had to go there.................

wesintl
12-20-2012, 10:31 AM
Read the Ham License Sticky
http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=80496&postcount=14

Fishy
12-20-2012, 10:38 AM
Maybe it's time we get serious about a tires, suspension, and camping repeater.. :bolt:

Ha! That's not really what I was after. However I did get in on a morning weather check-in while I was on my way fishing once.

It was people checking in from all over with weather reports. Pretty interesting. Bunch of guys with home weather and HAM stations. I'm a Certified Weather Observer and fully LAWRS certified, so I pulled over and gave a mobile report. One of the few times in my ATC career that I actually found some use for the 2 hardest tests I've ever taken. Weather is fun to watch and report in the field, until you have to record, encode and disseminate it via ASOS. Then it becomes a mind numbing snoozefest.

I guess what I need is a better understanding of HAM radios and everything that goes with it. The Tech test doesnt prepare you for real world knowledge about most radio conversations. But, it's very possible that I'm just a dummy and it's all over my head anyway.

subzali
12-20-2012, 11:13 AM
Stan, I feel the same as you. So at least you're not alone ;)

DaveInDenver
12-20-2012, 11:48 AM
What you heard was the Colorado Weather Net. They have been doing this for decades, it's actually a service to the National Weather Service that started in the 1950s, before the modern era of networked weather stations.

They still do give the reports to the NWS and they compile them into the daily climatic data you read on the web and stuff, even if it's not strictly necessary anymore. That's why you heard them giving the report number, the NWS can go back in their logs and match a station (which is a known location) and report to the day.

Incidentally, they are also on HF (80m I think) so that the outlying stations around the state who can't make the repeater on VHF can enter their reports.

http://www.kc0qir.com/thornton/CoARWN.htm

Fishy
12-20-2012, 01:10 PM
What you heard was the Colorado Weather Net. They have been doing this for decades, it's actually a service to the National Weather Service that started in the 1950s, before the modern era of networked weather stations.

http://www.kc0qir.com/thornton/CoARWN.htm

Great info Dave! It was pretty enjoyable.