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Rezarf
02-12-2008, 12:06 PM
:(

Scored a 57.1% on my first try... I got just over half of the questions right without any prep, so there is hope! :D Time to start hitting the books.

:lmao:

subzali
02-12-2008, 12:37 PM
I passed on the first try! I attribute it to recently having taken circuits etc. and still being a good guesser on multiple choice questions :D. Solid knowledge would have gotten me in the 40-50% range ;)

Like it said, time to go study some more. I don't even know the proper way to start a conversation, identify myself, or anything. :cool: nonetheless.

Rezarf
02-12-2008, 12:56 PM
Nerd... ;)

Just kidding Matt! :thumb:

Red_Chili
02-12-2008, 12:57 PM
Hmmm... mebbe I should just take the test!
7800

Of course...
7799
could be a risk...




In the interest of full disclosure I do have an electronics degree. Somewhere back there in my misty youth.

Rezarf
02-12-2008, 01:04 PM
I got a 60 something % the second round...

Still guessing on quite a few questions. :D

Bighead
02-12-2008, 01:20 PM
Am I correct in assuming these are just practice tests? What study materials are you all using?

subzali
02-12-2008, 01:25 PM
Yep, just practice tests...I have "The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
-- All you need to become an Amateur Radio Operator" - look a few pages back on the thread for the class and I think there's some links to it.

Plus Ricardo posted up a study guide in that thread too I think.

Hulk
02-12-2008, 01:35 PM
Am I correct in assuming these are just practice tests? What study materials are you all using?

The "practice tests" use the actual questions from the real tests. So if you spend some time going through all the tests online, there will be no surprises when you go to take the actual exam.

RicardoJM
02-12-2008, 01:37 PM
Plus Ricardo posted up a study guide in that thread too I think.

I'll add the link here as well. There are many study guides available on the internet, here is the link (http://w5ac.tamu.edu/Element2_Study_Guide.pdf) to my favorite one.

wesintl
02-12-2008, 01:54 PM
this helps too. ;)

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=5863

RockRunner
02-12-2008, 02:04 PM
You can get the book online or at bookstores here in town.

My test combined some knowledge and some good guessing.

Got to hit the books, just like Matt I can not start or talk to anyone let alone tune the radio

Red_Chili
02-12-2008, 02:06 PM
I read most of the ARRL book, but most of it was from life experience. Or memory. I think. Wait, what was I saying?

Rogue Leader
02-12-2008, 03:09 PM
I get all the physics questions but none of the rules correct. 79% is my best score so far wit no studying. I just downloaded Ubuntu onto my desktop at home and there is Ham radio programs redaly available for use out there.

Bighead
02-12-2008, 03:35 PM
The "practice tests" use the actual questions from the real tests. So if you spend some time going through all the tests online, there will be no surprises when you go to take the actual exam.

Excellent...sounds like some military tests I have taken.


Yep, just practice tests...I have "The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
-- All you need to become an Amateur Radio Operator" - look a few pages back on the thread for the class and I think there's some links to it.

Plus Ricardo posted up a study guide in that thread too I think.

Thanks, I'll do some searching. I was going to look before asking but this thread popped up as a target of opportunity.

Rezarf
02-12-2008, 04:05 PM
Third times a charm... or I got lucky! :D :p:


I love the comment below the score :lmao::thumb:

Seldom Seen
02-12-2008, 04:24 PM
I read most of the ARRL book, but most of it was from life experience....................

VERY good point and something I was going to bring up in the review class. When this stuff starts to sound overwhelming, try to think of a life experience that you can relate it to.

Plumbing, hydraulics, heck even installing a supercharger on an engine....it's all a volume/pressure relationship.

I have zero, zip, nada experience with eletronical enginerdiness, what I do have is 20+ years in the medical field. Hemodynamics (the flow of blood cells through the body) and it's volume, pressure and resistance relationships are exactly the same as the flow of electrons in a circuit.

Rogue Leader
02-12-2008, 04:32 PM
dang taking it many times while Im supposed to work is helping my score greatly.89.9

Red_Chili
02-12-2008, 10:28 PM
Anything done when one should be working seems to go exceptionally well.

OOPS! I mean...

subzali
02-13-2008, 01:21 PM
Ricardo's link is excellent, I got halfway through it and took the test again - now to just keep on reading, studying, learning, and retaining :eek: Still had to guess on a few things, but getting the hang of it. I know better how to do normal transmissions too. :thumb:

And to maybe work on studying for general...:D

nakman
02-13-2008, 09:09 PM
Whew! Was kinda touch & go there for a minute but I pulled it out.. yup haven't thought about most of this stuff for over a year.

Tramontana
02-14-2008, 05:53 PM
86.7% my first try, and haven't read the whole book yet.

Wonder how I'll do after I read the book and finish the class?

It took me four practice tests to finally fail the exam. What's that mean?

Red_Chili
02-14-2008, 08:50 PM
Stop practicing! :lmao:

Rezarf
02-15-2008, 10:07 AM
I have figured out what I need to study because of practicing. No sense studying the stuff I keep getting right! :D

Tramontana
02-20-2008, 04:42 PM
...but I just took the QRZ tests 01 through 10, and averaged my scores;

94.3 high score (x2)
71.4 low score

86.87 avg

Cheers!

Uncle Ben
02-20-2008, 05:12 PM
...but I just took the QRZ tests 01 through 10, and averaged my scores;

94.3 high score (x2)
71.4 low score

86.87 avg

Cheers!

Find a test near you....your ready! :thumb: