[AMRadio] Extra Class isn't dumbed down? (was Viking 1)

Mark K3MSB mark.k3msb at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 17:51:00 EST 2015

>From WY1R's QRZ page:

"I am a licensed radio amateur since 1986 first as N2GVF then in 1991 I
became WY1R."

Was the current VEC systems and on-line question pools in existence in 1991

I had my extra in 77 or 78 and I had to go before the Feds, so i didn't
keep up on licensing much after that.

Mark K3MSB

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 4:29 AM, Donald Chester <k4kyv at charter.net> wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> > Adding on to Larry, NE1S:
> > I was approached recently by a fellow with an NC183D.  He was about to
> send it to the
> > junk pile because he plugged it in and no sound came out of the
> loudspeaker and also
> > there was no microphone connector.  A guy told him it might need a
> capacitor.  He
> > thought he would go to the local parts outfit and get a capacitor and fix
> it himself.
> > He was a licensed ham.
> > - Jim W4ENE
> I can raise you one on that. Look in the latest issue of QST, January,
> 2016,
> in the middle of page 66.
> An EXTRA CLASS ham writes that he purchased a 20m dipole, then decided to
> extend the lengths of both legs to make it resonant on 40.
> He found it worked just fine on 40m, but he could  no longer use it on 20,
> where the SWR had become extremely high.  He wants someone to explain why
> he
> lost operation on 20m after lengthening the dipole to make it resonate on
> 40.
> Sheesh! I'd be totally embarrassed to have my call sign published with that
> letter, archived for public view, for all eternity. The guy who writes the
> column should have at least kept it anonymous.
> Don k4kyv
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