[AMRadio] Average OP Age

Bob,W4WSZ w4wsz at embarqmail.com
Tue Jul 24 10:54:40 EDT 2007


How well I remember that gentleman...

It was a mister Cline.......I had several commercial broadcast inspections 
from him over the years.

There was a little gray haired lady across from the Federal building that 
would notorize the application for 50 cents..



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <W4AWM at aol.com>
To: <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Average OP Age

> Hi Bob,
> Yeah, I sure do remember the FCC examiners.  I took all my exams except 
> the
> extra at the FCC offices.
> I'll never forget my first experience with my Novice ticket.  I had juat
> learned the code and really wasn;t solid at 5WPM, but my dad was going to 
> Atlanta
> on business and I asked if I could go along and take the test. I lived in
> Asheville, NC at that time and Atlanta was the nearest examining point 
> unless one
> wanted to go to a quarterly examing point, the closest being Knoxville, 
> TN.  I
> had just missed one there.
> In any event, I went into the exam room and they started sending code and 
> I
> started copying.  I was doing really well until I made a fatal mistake.  I
> looked up and there, glaring at me through coke bottle thick glasses was 
> the
> examinar.  He was about 5 feet tall and had a moustache and of course 
> those
> glasses!  I froze solid and could not copy another letter. I"ll never 
> forget those
> words he said after he checked my paper. "Come back and see me in 30 
> days!"  I
> did and the next time I passed with flying colors, copying all 5 minutes 
> solid
> without a single miss. This time I didn't look at him until I was 
> finished,
> but when he checked my copy, he smiled at me! SAweet revenge.
> 73,
> John, W4AWM
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