wow, I did it: today I passed my exam for Extra Class at Microhams‘ VE session. I missed 100% by one answer. It took me a few evenings of reading ARRL’s Extra License Manual plus some practice exam runs on QRZ. On the electronics side, it helped having graduated with a EE masters almost 20 years ago. See you on the air as W7DIT/AE

Our VE leader, Scott N7SS, was clever enough to exploit my euphoria and have me sign up as new VE with W5YI. But hey, helping other ham newbies getting into this hobby is very rewarding.