Once upon a time, I had my HAM Radio License. My call sign was KC5ZOI and I was fairly active while at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State) in San Marcos, TX. Along the way since then, life, family, kids, and career took a priority and my use of the radio became a thing of the past. Recently however, since becoming significantly re-involved with the Amateur Astronomy world it became clear to me that I should renew my license as many of those in the astronomy community were also HAMs. Upon contacting the FCC, I was quickly told that my license was simply too far gone, even byond the 2-year grace period, and couldn’t be renewed. I would have to re-test. So I got a nifty iPhone app and an Audio book and studied up for a week or so, and PASSED, first try, YAY.
No on to get my General license… and my call sign back (shrug)
Now if I can just get the guys who proctored the test to complete all the paperwork properly and get it sent in to the ARRL VEC, we’ll be in business…
See you on the air!