[AMRadio] RE: Average Age etc..

Brett gazdzinski brett.gazdzinski at verizonbusiness.com
Mon Jul 23 21:13:41 EDT 2007

I was real lucky in that when I got my commercial
license (before my general ham ticket), the questions were
all about tube stuff I was interested in building.

The questions were actually very interesting (and easy)!

The general test was also easy (at that time).
I would get about a 50% on the current extra test...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net 
> [mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net] On Behalf Of Rick Brashear
> Sent: Monday, July 23, 2007 7:42 PM
> To: 'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'
> Subject: RE: [AMRadio] RE: Average Age etc..
> Yep!  You're right, Ron.  I know there was at least one 
> schematic that had
> to be drawn and you certainly had to have a working knowledge 
> of current
> flow and basic circuit design.  I guess there were more questions then
> relating to the type of equipment we used in those days.  
> When I got my
> General there was no such thing as a "no tune" transmitter or 
> amplifier.
> You had to know when, how and why to dip!  I guess progress 
> has moved the
> test beyond the need for such knowledge, but I can't help but 
> believe it was
> a good thing to know then and would be a good thing to know 
> now.  Of course,
> I'm an old coot and live in the past.
> Rick/K5IAR
> Hey! I'm 62 but whose counting? I seem to recall that when I 
> upgraded my
> Novice license I actually had to draw a Hartley oscillator 
> and label the
> component values.... There were some multiple guess but they 
> were rules etc
> as I recall...
> K3PID ( was KN3PID at the time..)
> Ron H.
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