Originally Posted by Ranger54
If you can consistently get 90% on practice exams, take the test.
I did the tech and general one month, and the extra the next month (I got 100% on the extra
I have only been doing ham radio for about three months, but I am really enjoying it.
2 Meters is great for local communications. I talk everyday (using repeaters) with people 70 - 80 miles away. My transceiver will do 75 watts, but I have never had to use more than 5 watts.
I am also playing around with 80 meters, and have heard people up to 2000 miles away, but I am still learning Morse code, so I have not talked to anyone yet.