General Leo

Friday, 19 August 2011, 9:20 pm
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General TWiTBack to the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club tonight to take the General exam, which I passed thanks to Gordo West WB6NOA’s great study materials. I can now officially navigate the HF waters with my CSCE in hand and a slant AG after my call sign, just in time to try out the Icom 7800 at this weekend’s open house.

Thanks to Jim Siemens AF6PU, one of the VEs, for a sweet graduation gift: two classic radio manuals, including the 1940 Radio Operating Questions and Answers. I should be ready for my Extra exam by next month!


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15 Responses to “General Leo”

  1. KB5TJI on August 20th, 2011 6:57 am

    Congratulations on the upgrade. I’ll be listening for you on 20 meters tomorrow!

  2. Peter Pennings on August 20th, 2011 8:08 am

    Congratulations Leo and have a great opening of the brick house

  3. Ed Durrant on August 20th, 2011 8:25 am

    Well done Leo on getting the general call!
    Hope to talk to you durring ILLW.
    73 Ed VK2ARE.

  4. Stan Slaughter on August 20th, 2011 12:16 pm

    Nice going, Leo. Hope to hear you on the air today. Planning on doing any D-Star today?
    Stan – N3LU.

  5. Dan on August 20th, 2011 12:38 pm

    great job leo. we will catch you on HF soon, N9LVS

  6. Charles Reiche on August 20th, 2011 1:22 pm

    Just wait until you hear those rare stations in the extra portions of the bands…. I doubt you will wait 1 year to upgrade 😉

  7. Brad McConahay on August 20th, 2011 5:39 pm

    Congrats Leo! The Gordo tapes got me to general back in 1990, including his code instruction.  He’s the best.  On to extra! … de N8QQ

  8. Jon Pearl on August 20th, 2011 11:51 pm

    Hi Leo.

    I hate to see you with a 7800 that’s nearly unusable for all but the strongest signals.  There’s an active noise product on the market that may help.  Ask your team to look into the prospect of utilizing the Timewave ANC-4:


    See you on the bands.

    Jon Pearl – W4ABC

  9. Tom Lange on August 21st, 2011 11:14 pm

    Now we are talking! Can’t wait to get a contact with you. I have been listening to you and your network for years.

  10. Wayne Sykes on August 22nd, 2011 12:11 pm

    Congrats Leo on the upgrade. You will enjoy this hobby tremendously.

  11. DaveT on August 22nd, 2011 8:40 pm

    Congrats on the upgrade Leo!  Hope to catch you on HF.


  12. Larry Irons on August 23rd, 2011 3:38 am

    I just watched Leo’s first QSO on Twit. Congratulations!!


  13. Jesse Kujawa on September 3rd, 2011 5:04 am

    Congrats Leo and welcome to the hobby!

    Jesse, W9JES

  14. Joel Dunn on December 5th, 2011 9:29 am

    Leo congrats on ticket. What Reflector are you talking on in D-Star. Any way love your brick house looks awesome. I am on D-Star on KB3TEM D-Ster repeater in PA but I am in Pilot Knob,Mo. My call is K0ATM. I would love to talk to you when you get time to get on D-Star.


  15. Luis Anaya on August 19th, 2012 2:11 am

    Way cool! Welcome to the hobby!


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