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Radiogram QSO K8SMH on 6/6/18
Victor,

http://www.arrl.org/nts

You can find your local traffic net in the net directory that you can check into and send your messages, including one to initiate a QSO. I've received Radiograms from across the country in matter of hours; some took two or three days. Our "Relay" organization has many, many volunteers dedicated to passing traffic, all practice for when its needed in an emergency.

Bob Allison
WB1GCM
ARRL LAB
Time requirements between tests JMAllen on 18/1/18
You can take the General Test right after the Technician Class test, if you pass the Technician Test AND the VE team administering the test session has enough time for you to take it. Talk with your VE team and let them know your intentions.
antarctica on 5w ? KD7PJD on 25/9/17
Under the right conditions, one can certainly work Antarctica on 5 Watts, provided an efficient antenna, located high and in the clear is used.

CW (or digital) would work best; phone would work, provided you were the first ham to hear the antarctic station before the pile-up started.

My best Antarctic contact was with 50 Watts and an attic dipole on 20 meters, working KC4AAA. The dipole was 15 feet off the ground, at best. There was no one else on the band, except that station. Lesson learned, never assume the band is dead, even though on-line band condition reporting says it's dead.
Almost embarrass about today HAM radio Tedlyon on 25/9/17
I wouldn't just yet.

Consider Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. 98% of all cell phone towers were out of commission. As I write this, they are having a communications crisis there, yet Amateur Radio still works.

There are other uses of Amateur Radio beside emergency work.
LoTW still matching VUCC SATELLITE QSOs erroneously py2rn on 24/7/17
For questions, please contact lotw-help@arrl.org

Bob Allison
WB1GCM
ARRL Lab

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