I've been trying to work out a time to take the tech exam for a few months now. I actually stopped studying because I didn't think I'd be able to work it into my schedule. Well, I happen to be free this Tuesday night when BVARC is giving the exam down in Stafford. I'm back studying again. It's surprising how much you forget in such a short time. I've taken several online practice exams and have scored around 90% or better on them so I think I'll be able to pass the exam without too much trouble. If anyone has any tips, please pass them along. Wish me luck. Mark P.S. Are there any radio shops in SW Houston where I can look at ham radios? I've been to EPO on Fondren. They had a couple of HF radios but I'm looking for a 2m/70cm mobile unit. I know there is a store up in NW Houston, but I haven't had the time to go up there.