Thursday, June 7, 2007

I Passed the Exam

The day my husband has been waiting for has finally come. I took the technician level amateur radio exam this evening and successfully passed. My husband is so happy, and I'm so relieved that I will never have to study for a ham exam again in my life if I remember to renew my license every ten years. In a couple weeks I should have my call sign and then I will be able to be a better link in the family communication network. I really have no desire to have contacts with strangers around the world and talk about signal strength or the kind of radio I own. I have no need to build my own radio and antennas, but I do like the idea of avoiding cell phone fees and being able to communicate with my husband when we aren't in the same place. Now we will even be able to find each other in the local department store when we get separated, if we both have our radios charged and working. It will also relieve some of the pressure on my daughter to be my communications specialist. She has her technician license already. She took the General exam today, but needs to do some more studying before she passes. There will be another chance to take the test later in the summer.

4 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

Karen said...

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm glad it was a success for you!!

Debbie said...

Super work 'Joy'! I know a lot of people were pulling for you-- even me, a virtual stranger. :) Congratulations!! *hands clapping*

Melia said...

Good for you! I know it wasn't always easy, but you did it!

VJ said...

Yeah!!! Could you do me a favor? Could you convince my mom to get her license? (Just kidding)

Now you need to make QSL cards.