[AMRadio] I'll vote for 7190


BILL GUYGER bguyger at sbcglobal.net
Mon Nov 24 15:37:19 EST 2008


Guess I can't help being a bit defensive like Bob since I have a fairly new license. But I did the math and showed the work on the work sheets too. As a matter of fact while I was working the problems on my HP calculator, I flashed back to that when I started doing reactance and resonance equations etc. I was doing them with a slide rule, trig tables, and log tables.

I also aced the code test, and can do 30 words or so with random groups, but in a real qso, my A.D.D. kicks in and I start thinking about other things and start missing characters above 15-20 or so. Still working on that aspect.

I took the Tech, Tech Plus and General in one sitting and passed them so the examiner suggested that I do the Extra which I missed by 5 questions because I hadn't studied procedural issues like transmit / receive cycles for moon bounce, Extra class band privileges, etc. but I passed it at Hamcom a month later when I had a chance to go over items like that.


 Bill AD5OL


----- Original Message ----
From: rbethman <rbethman at comcast.net>
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service <amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 1:13:39 PM
Subject: Re: [AMRadio] I'll vote for 7190

Excuse me for being only 8 years old in 1958.

However, I've NOT contributed to this "dumbing down" approach to the 
hobby. I did NOT ask for multiple choice questions. I can assure you 
that my code was 100% copy, BUT - the stupid test wasn't random 5 
character groups.

So whom do people hold responsible? The FCC? The ARRL? Or is it 
manufacturer's whom want to sell products?

Bob - N0DGN

Bob Macklin wrote:
> In 1958 the test was not multiple guess!
> There were essay questions, math questions (you had to do the math on 
> the test), and you had to draw diagrams.
> Bob Macklin
> K5MYJ
> Kent (Seattle), Wa,
> "Real Radios Glow in the Dark"
>
>    ----- Original Message -----
>    *From:* Jim Wilhite <mailto:w5jo at brightok.net>
>    *To:* Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
>    <mailto:amradio at mailman.qth.net>
>    *Sent:* Monday, November 24, 2008 10:47 AM
>    *Subject:* Re: [AMRadio] I'll vote for 7190
>
>    True, the General test today covers more than the General test of
>    1973 when I took it for the second time. I took it originally in
>    1956 and the content was about what is on today's test.
>    Jim/W5JO
>
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>
>        no such thing as a lowly General OM <g>
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