Re: Test Session, Saturday Morning
- " . . copy of your current license (if you currently have a call sign)
or the CSCE (if you just passed an element), fourteen dollars. . .
There has been some question regarding the CSCE and its use in the
licensing process. There are very few instances where a CSCE is
helpful. Particularly in this day when the code has gone by the
Keep your CSCE in your file. At the next test session it is only
helpful if that last test session was between when you tested and
earned the CSCE and when the FCC acknowledges your achievement
on-line. I'll admit that is a very narrow window.
Bottom line? Don't expect a CSCE to be too useful. The VE folks are
reliable, quick, and efficient. In retrospect maybe I should not have
mentioned the CSCE.
- Howdy Bill.
I hope the scouts and you are having a great weekend. I heard that
is why you were not at the VE session this morning. I showed and
tested for Amateur Extra just as I said I would. The rest of the
crew did not. Karen and three others all have colds/flu. Two
others said they wanted to test yet their practice test scores were
not consistent and I fear that would have failed. That failure
could cause them to stumble so after some discussion, they decided
to continue with the studying and practice tests. They want to come
in and know they will pass.
Have a great weekend!
--- In WestMichiganHams@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <bill_fries@...>
> There will be testing this Saturday in Muskegon at the Red Cross
> Building. You can test for your license and test for your upgrade
> license. The session starts at nine o'clock and will run until you
> run through all the tests you can. Use the back door to the
> Bring along identification, your current license and a copy of your
> current license (if you currently have a call sign) or the CSCE (if
> you just passed an element), fourteen dollars in cash, and your
> pencil. Also you might want a calculator. The test proctors willyou
> provide paper.
> You will be able to take each of the tests, in succession, until
> hit the wall. For example, if you pass the Technician test you cansession.
> earn a General and then Amateur Extra license all in one looonnng
> Welcome and we look forward to helping you earn extra privileges to
> better enjoy this wonderful hobby.
> Bill, AB8SC
> MAARC guy
Congratulations!!! GREAT! We're proud of your achievement. "Doc,
KD8BGQ/AE" Are you getting a new "AC8??" call sign?
Yes, the Scouts were doing their yearly Klondike Derby. It was great
fun. And, yes, they will be doing the Merit Badge Saturday gig on
March 1. More on that later.
Good on ya!
- Howdy Bill
I thought about getting a new call sign for a little while and decided
to keep my current/original call sign.
--- In WestMichiganHams@yahoogroups.com, "Bill" <bill_fries@...> wrote:
> Congratulations!!! GREAT! We're proud of your achievement. "Doc,
> KD8BGQ/AE" Are you getting a new "AC8??" call sign?
> Excellent news.
> Yes, the Scouts were doing their yearly Klondike Derby. It was great
> fun. And, yes, they will be doing the Merit Badge Saturday gig on
> March 1. More on that later.
> Good on ya!
> Bill, AB8SC
> MAARC guy