I had studied for about 4 hours.
My call sign was just posted this morning.
Checked into my first net this morning (Alaska morning net) and am excited to be using my Baofeng UV-5RE down on The Rubicon this weekend.
personally I would get the programming cable for the Baofeng and use Chirp to program it. Chirp is free and the cable is like 15 bucks. If you need help I have both, if you know what frequencies you want to put in.Passed the technician. Missed out on the General. Unsure exactly what that gets me other than a few more wavelengths I might not use. There was some good info in the class. I DID download a HRE Tech app on my iPad and went through lots of tests leading up to the exam and scored a 33/35.
Now to learn if I’m programming my Baofeng 5 watt correctly. Yeah I know everyone hates them. I didn’t want to spend $60-300 on a handheld from the start.
I'm thinking about doing this. I like knowing how to program it in case I ever go somewhere and don't have CHIRP handy. Happened the first time I was in Rubicon. EVERYONE had ham radios programmed by one guy on his computer. NO ONE knew how to program the radio. I figured out how to get into the programming portion having never touched the thing, but knowing how to setup repeaters into a radio wasn't so bad when I could do it on a nice Sunday afternoon. I would like CHIP just to name the frequencies. Much less memory effort required.personally I would get the programming cable for the Baofeng and use Chirp to program it. Chirp is free and the cable is like 15 bucks. If you need help I have both, if you know what frequencies you want to put in.