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by locke_n_load
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 167
Views: 10355

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Depending on which VEC the team works with, they should have the ability to electronically submit results for Technician licensees. I'm the contact VE for my team, and we submit our results to W5YI-VEC. Unfortunately, we don't submit enough tests for them to allow me to submit electronically, and I...
by locke_n_load
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 167
Views: 10355

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Passed my tech exam today. Congrats!!! :txflag: It's typically only a few days wait. VE guy who was helping with Exams said it took around 10 days. Hope he's wrong and you're right! Congrats! I'd still expect 10 days. I took my exam on 2/25 this year, and the FCC issued the call sign on 3/7. The FC...
by locke_n_load
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 167
Views: 10355

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Paladin wrote:
locke_n_load wrote:Passed my tech exam today.


Congrats!!! :txflag:

It's typically only a few days wait.


VE guy who was helping with Exams said it took around 10 days. Hope he's wrong and you're right!
by locke_n_load
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 167
Views: 10355

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Passed my tech exam today. Now to wait the 10 days or so to get into the FCC database and receive a callsign. Seems kind of ridiculous when it should take about 2 hours! Oh well. VE team has to mail the forms into VEC. VEC has to submit to FCC. Seems kind of archaic for 2018! Even DPS is mostly dig...
by locke_n_load
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 167
Views: 10355

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Passed my tech exam today. Now to wait the 10 days or so to get into the FCC database and receive a callsign. Seems kind of ridiculous when it should take about 2 hours! Oh well.
by locke_n_load
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where to begin with a HAM radio?
Replies: 167
Views: 10355

Re: Where to begin with a HAM radio?

Hello all, I'm in humble/atascocita (NE Houston) and I have a baofeng handheld with an upgraded antenna. I scan my local repeaters, but have only heard real communications on ham day... Is this normal? I guess I need to tune in on days with scheduled chatter.
Taking my tech exam Saturday.
by locke_n_load
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?
Replies: 47
Views: 2146

Re: Can Beto O’Rourke really beat Ted Cruz?

No chance. Even if he raises more funds, Cruz will beat him easily.
by locke_n_load
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Land survey to GPS coordinates
Replies: 15
Views: 889

Re: Land survey to GPS coordinates

If your survey and land have some easy to spot items like some fencelines, buildings, driveways, etc. do this: Take your survey and scan it. Use adobe photoshop or paint to remove (make transparent) everything out of the outside of the property line, and to remove a bunch of stuff on the inside (but...
by locke_n_load
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Entering a “gun free zone” to stop or intervene during an active crime
Replies: 77
Views: 2772

Re: Entering a “gun free zone” to stop or intervene during an active crime

Would have to find a jury in Texas that would prosecute you. If I'm on the jury, I will bring up jury nullification to my fellow jurors.
by locke_n_load
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Federal GFSZ Handgun AND long or just handgun
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: Federal GFSZ Handgun AND long or just handgun

ScottDLS wrote::iagree:

But aren’t you afraid of taking the “ride”? What if you run into a Federal marshal with an attitude? :smilelol5:


Got my pre-paid gun carry insurance these days, let's go! Haha. Maybe when I'm older I'll volunteer to be the subject for some case law cases.
by locke_n_load
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Federal GFSZ Handgun AND long or just handgun
Replies: 17
Views: 628

Re: Federal GFSZ Handgun AND long or just handgun

If you are licensed by the state to carry or possess any kind of gun, then you are exempt from gfsza regardless of category of gun. Chas. told me this in another post that I’m too lazy to look up now. Other than whether you’re issued a license or not other state laws related to gun carry are irrele...
by locke_n_load
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Gun and/or Self-Defense Related Political Issues
Topic: DOJ Reclassifies Bump Stocks as Machine Guns
Replies: 40
Views: 1599

DOJ Reclassifies Bump Stocks as Machine Guns

Not much detail yet, but this can't be good. http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2018/03/daniel-zimmerman/breaking-doj-reclassifies-bump-fire-stocks-machine-guns/ The U.S. Department of Justice formally submitted a regulation on Saturday to ban “bump stocks,” a modification to high-capacity rifles that...
by locke_n_load
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: Voting Thread for March 6th
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: Voting Thread for March 6th

Agreed with the last three comments for sure after some research. Milder is way more liberal, and Patterson over Bush for sure - Patterson wrote the chl law in '95 I believe. Talking about Strauss, prop 3 - Republicans in the House should select their speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding c...
by locke_n_load
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Legislative Discussions
Topic: Voting Thread for March 6th
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: Voting Thread for March 6th

Agreed with the last three comments for sure after some research. Milder is way more liberal, and Patterson over Bush for sure - Patterson wrote the chl law in '95 I believe. Talking about Strauss, prop 3 - Republicans in the House should select their speaker nominee by secret ballot in a binding ca...

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