Thanks to folks for posting what's worked for them in the past. I met bare
minimum accuracy and speed to get my license in ~2001, then never used it.
Now interested in trying to relearn it. Can't find my MFJ trainer (which is
how I passed the test the first time - driving from portland to san jose,
cramming with that trainer on I5 on the way home from a friends wedding).
Just ordered a KX3 to replace the FT-817 that was stolen last year, and
hoping to get it in time for Field Day.
Tentatively signed up for cwops at the end of the summer, but not clear I
can carve out the 30-45 min/day to go with it. We'll see.
Glad to read folks observations, in any case.
Hope to eventually be able to catch you on the air,
> Just ordered a KX3 to replace the FT-817 that was stolen last year, and
> hoping to get it in time for Field Day.
Let me be the first to say the potentially politically incorrect thing to
say... Between you and the thief, you're definitely getting the better deal.
Good luck on getting it in time. Our club, W4OWL, will be running 2A
swapping around four KX3s into service. It's a 5-person club with 4 KX3s.
A husband and wife team share. Personally I'd tell her to get her own KX3
but they are still basically newlyweds.