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RicardoJM
03-02-2009, 09:43 PM
Wow, just got home for our final session where 20 new amateur radio operators successfully got their ticket. A very big thanks to Nathaniel and Dave for their efforts in teaching and helping everyone to prepare. A big congratulations to all who successfully prepared themselves for success. :thumb:

Keep an eye on the license database (http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchAdvanced.jsp) later next week to see when your call sign has been assigned.

Your VE Team is looking forward to hearing you all on the air. :cheers:

Romer
03-02-2009, 09:52 PM
Congrats gang!

rover67
03-02-2009, 10:16 PM
thanks for putting it on!! Allison and I are super excited to get into the world of amature radio!!

Inukshuk
03-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Great, one more antenna to have to explain on my truck.... But a serous thanks to Nathaniel and Ricardo (and Matt who made a cameo tonight)

Mendocino
03-03-2009, 05:32 AM
Congratulations to all 20 who took the test and passed!:D I think this is really great that EVERYONE who took the test passed. There were about four perfect scores. Great job everyone.:)

Groucho
03-03-2009, 06:52 AM
A big, THANK YOU to Matt, Jeff, Ricardo and Dave(Big D, little a-v-e) for their extremely good-natured help in accomplishing this feat. :thumb:

Ricardo, thank you for being there at all the classes, your presence made things easier.

Dave, thank you for doing a great job on quickly going through the electronic theory, I believe it helped more than we think.

Jeff and Matt, you guys were awesome in your attitude toward all of the test candidates.

I want to send out a big QST to all of our newly licensed, as well as any alumni of the RS HAM class, hope to hear each and every one of you on the air!!

'73. :cheers:

MDH33
03-03-2009, 07:18 AM
Woohoo! I'm a HAM! :clap:


Thanks to all the VE's and everyone who helped out with the class. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to hooking up my radio and getting on the air.

:beer: :thumb:

treerootCO
03-03-2009, 07:37 AM
Thank you for putting on the class! :cheers:

Hulk
03-03-2009, 12:34 PM
I was impressed with the size of the class! Twenty people testing for their Technician's license! And all of you passed!!

Nathaniel, Ricardo and Dave -- you guys rock!

I was proud to be a VE for the event. Plus, I got to rag chew both before and after the event. :)

nakman
03-03-2009, 01:20 PM
Looking forward to talking to all of you on the trail, nice job everyone!

:yagi:

simps80
03-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Thanks to all the volunteers for a job obviously well done!:cheers:

I enjoyed the class a bunch, and am thrilled to have passed the test.

Most of all, thanks for allowing a group of non-members to participate, something you all obviously didn't have to do, very cool!!

Mike Simpson

nuclearlemon
03-03-2009, 04:32 PM
congrats all!:thumb:

wesintl
03-03-2009, 04:49 PM
wow, 20 people... that's awesome!

farnhamstj
03-03-2009, 06:58 PM
Thanks for putting on this class. It's nice to have an excuse to see some of you every now and then. I can't believe I'm a HAM nerd.

Convert
03-03-2009, 07:16 PM
Thanks for putting on this class. It's nice to have an excuse to see some of you every now and then. I can't believe I'm a HAM nerd.

I thought I recognized you

treerootCO
03-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Went down to the Ham Radio Outlet and Killham bought the VX8R HT. Got to have lots of smarts to use that one...great shop and they are well aware of Rising Sun, even gave John grief for driving a Jeep. :D

http://www.hamradio.com/

800-444-9476 303-745-7373 24 HOUR FAX 303-745-7394 denver@hamradio.com
8400 E. Iliff Ave #9, Denver CO 80231

N 39 40.476 W 104 53.444 DM79nq

corsair23
03-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Congrats everyone :thumb:

Excellent job obviously to those that put on and helped with the class!! You guys ROCK

Kenon698
03-04-2009, 06:57 AM
Thanks to all. :cheers:

MDH33
03-04-2009, 10:17 AM
Keep an eye on the license database (http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/UlsSearch/searchAdvanced.jsp) later next week to see when your call sign has been assigned.

On the database search, If you put in a call sign and there are no matches, does this mean it's available as a "vanity" sign?

RicardoJM
03-04-2009, 10:52 AM
On the database search, If you put in a call sign and there are no matches, does this mean it's available as a "vanity" sign?

Yes and No. It is a good way to confirm that a call sign is not currently assigned. There are a bunch of rules regarding what vanity call sign you can request - it is a bit detailed - but check this page (http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/vanity.html) out. :thumb:

cougar337
03-04-2009, 10:10 PM
Thanks to everyone that put the class on! I wasn't able to make the test due to having surgery and recovering but I will be taking one of the upcoming tests in the next week or 2. Thanks to all especially Nathaniel for making this so fun and easy to learn. I cant wait for my own call sign and the chance to get on the horn.

congrats to all that passed!

Rock Dog
03-07-2009, 12:26 AM
"Holy Ragchew!!" 20 new Hams is AWSOME... Great job !!
Look what you started Nathaniel!! Hams were once a minority in the Club, and are fast becoming the majority...

Lars
03-08-2009, 08:51 AM
Thanks for a great class guys. Looking forward to using the new skills.

Karst8835
03-08-2009, 06:29 PM
Thank you. I attended two of the classes and then took my test from the Boulder Amateur Radio Club. I passed both Technicial and General. Looking forward to getting on the air.

Jack

Cheeseman
03-09-2009, 03:29 PM
You know this is cool. I have been putting this off cuz a mountain of other things to do. But this is cool. Haven't taken a test like that for many many years. Nathaniel and crew you made this very comfortable and realistically possible.

Now for the actual radio protocol. That should be fun.

Thank you very much.
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1loudLX
03-11-2009, 09:52 PM
Has anyone gotten their callsign yet?

Groucho
03-12-2009, 07:44 AM
My crystal ball says today. Sometimes it is on another time zone, so maybe as late as tomorrow.

MDH33
03-12-2009, 11:02 AM
My crystal ball says today. Sometimes it is on another time zone, so maybe as late as tomorrow.

They're up!

I'm KD0GWM :thumb: :cool: :yagi:

treerootCO
03-12-2009, 11:22 AM
1 KD0GVL Robbins, Joy A
2 KD0GVM Robbins, David
3 KD0GWI Bain, Nicholas L
4 KD0GWJ Luer, Gregory M
5 KD0GWK Kazantsev, Oleg
6 KD0GWL Young, James P
7 KD0GWM Huber, Martin D
8 KD0GWN Gehrmann, Brent V
9 KD0GWO St John, Farnham R
10 KD0GWP Davidson, Kenneth L
11 KD0GWQ Simpson Jr, Michael D
12 KD0GWR Markofsky, Daniel B
13 KD0GWS Killham II, John K
14 KD0GWT Larson, Walter B
15 KD0GWU Armbruster, Kirsten
16 KD0GWV Johnson, Elizabeth A
17 KD0GWW Hamilton, Ann E
18 KD0GWX Capote, Marco D
19 KD0GWY Davidson, Michael J
20 KD0GWZ Gasperut, Allison C

corsair23
03-12-2009, 11:34 AM
Let the vanity call sign craze begin :hill:

Congrats again everyone :thumb:

Uncle Ben
03-12-2009, 11:54 AM
1 KD0GVL Robbins, Joy A
2 KD0GVM Robbins, David
3 KD0GWI Bain, Nicholas L
4 KD0GWJ Luer, Gregory M
5 KD0GWK Kazantsev, Oleg
6 KD0GWL Young, James P
7 KD0GWM Huber, Martin D
8 KD0GWN Gehrmann, Brent V
9 KD0GWO St John, Farnham R
10 KD0GWP Davidson, Kenneth L
11 KD0GWQ Simpson Jr, Michael D
12 KD0GWR Markofsky, Daniel B
13 KD0GWS Killham II, John K
14 KD0GWT Larson, Walter B
15 KD0GWU Armbruster, Kirsten
16 KD0GWV Johnson, Elizabeth A
17 KD0GWW Hamilton, Ann E
18 KD0GWX Capote, Marco D
19 KD0GWY Davidson, Michael J
20 KD0GWZ Gasperut, Allison C

Already have two Vanity's

Ken Davidson 0 Great White Papa
Kruisin' Dangerously 0 GloWY

nakman
03-12-2009, 01:07 PM
Kool Dude 0leg from Great White Kazakhstan

1loudLX
03-13-2009, 03:03 AM
You guys were right, I got a 2 in my callsign instead of a 0. Thanks for letting me take the test.

rover67
03-13-2009, 08:04 AM
Woohoo!!!!

Damn, not I gotta wire this thing up.

perfect project for tomorrow!!!!!!!!!

Groucho
03-13-2009, 08:48 AM
Congratulations to everyone again. I hope to hear everyone on the air ASAP, and I always give an open initiation to operate from my station (whether mobile or at the house) whenever we can. We'll get everyone upgraded in no time!

So if you want to work HF, gimme a PM.

Groucho
03-13-2009, 08:58 AM
This is a useful tool when trying to figure out how long it will take to send a call sign using CW. The greater the weight of the call the longer it will take to send it. Just as an FYI, my call sign weight is 54. :lmao:

Call Sign Weight
KD0GWI 74
KD0GWT 74
KD0GWN 76
KD0GVM 78
KD0GWM 78
KD0GWR 78
KD0GWU 78
KD0GVL 80
KD0GWK 80
KD0GWL 80
KD0GWV 80
KD0GWW 80
KD0GWO 82
KD0GWP 82
KD0GWX 82
KD0GWZ 82
KD0GWJ 84
KD0GWQ 84
KD0GWY 84

Cheeseman
03-13-2009, 06:02 PM
Boy, thanks for posting up my call sign. I couldn't get the data link that Ricardo posted to give me anything. So this is not a good sign. Can't even get your call sign by myself. Can't wait to attempt a vanity call sign. That should really mess me up. Maybe just stick with what I got.
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Inukshuk
03-13-2009, 07:31 PM
We are the K - Dog class, as in "K D0G WR" Catchy.

Karst8835
03-14-2009, 06:50 AM
You can add my call sign to the list - KD0GVJ. I am going to try to get my old call sign back K3UGR. Off to HRO today.

Jack

Gmann
03-15-2009, 02:58 PM
to bad the O is actually a Zero.