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When Ham Nation moved to the HRCC channel on YouTube, godfather of Ham Radio, Gordon West, asked my husband Josh if I was a ham. I wasn't. Sadly, after months of studying, since May 2020, 5 questions a week on the HRCC podcast, I wasn't any closer to passing the test. I could blame my instructor and the lack of knowledge transference by osmosis but the truth is, I needed to crack open a book, app or video and simply study.
"What are you doing?" Josh asked me as he saw me quietly engrossed in my phone.
"Studying," I replied matter of factly.
"What are you studying for?"
"The Technician exam."
Pausing for a second, he thought I was pranking him, "Are you really?"
Puzzled, "But why all of a sudden?" he asked.
"Because Gordon West sent me a study package and I can't let him down."
"You don't want to let *Gordon West* down?"
I got the feeling he was hinting at something about how he's been asking me to get my license for (how old is HRCC?) at least 3 years. I can't be certain.
Two days later, I finally passed a practice exam and then I passed 5 more. There are still areas I just don't get, some questions I'm not sure why I need to know just to push a PTT button, and I thought I'd start writing them down so I could really absorb the knowledge.
But I do want to burst Josh's bubble because it doesn't matter if I get my license, I'm still not going to be ok with more antennas on the roof.
Beautiful Children, and the intro made me smile. Thank you for your time and effort.