Whilst I make my final decision on my first Ham Radio I have decided on hosting. The winner is Dreamhost. They give quite a bit and with the 80% off deal, on 2 years I’m paying 4.77 a month (for 24 months). All that’s left to do is setup the pastebin. Otherwise everything else should be ok.
I have no idea where to begin with my first radio. It will be a dual or tri-band handheld transceiver since a desktop unit is not possible right now (due to outdoor antenna requirements). If any fellow ham’s see this and can recommend a nice starter HT it would be greatly appreciated.
I managed to FAX the receipt to Samsung today and have yet to hear from them. The phone rep said she’d call upon it’s receipt. O well, at least it’s been working OK sicne I left it since yesterday. I expect it to go out again, but at least it will work again after a few hours.
I checked the ULS today and my license was granted! I am now KC9ILU. Next step is to get my first radio and work on upgrading to the General class. That requires 5wpm morse code and a written exam.
Well after having my TV repaired it just did the same thing it did last month. Picture/sound goes out and clicks trying to turn it on. If I leave it unplugged for a while (few hours, overnight best) it will work again for an unknown length of time. That’s how it was the first time this happened.
I called Samsung and they tell me my warrantly expired in October! I asked how that’s possible since I just bought it. Apparently they didn’t have a bill of sale and went a year from the date of manufacture. They never asked for one before, plus I gave the repair guy a copy of the receipt. I need to fax it to them to setup repair this time. I won’t be able to do this until probably Wednesday.
At least it’s covered. I just wonder what was really done the first time since I never received ANY paperwork. Only paperwork was me giving the repairman a copy of the receipt. Samsung’s system was down so they couldn’t tell me in detail. Now I will say the repair man was honest. I’m not saying this was shady. Plus he came from Chicago which is over 40 miles north.
I finally got around to taking my FCC Amateur Radio Technician license exam tonight. Since I chose to do this for the Independant Study at school so I could continue working I have until December 16th to do it. So what better time then now to get it out of the way. It went well and I passed. I don’t know what my exact score was (35 question multiple choice) but passing is all that matters. I can’t transmit until my license shows up in the FCC’s Universal Licensing System. I was told it generally takes about a week or two.