We arrived and found out I was number 14 and they were on number 4. I had to stay calm and not let my nerves get the best of me. A nice man was sitting next to us and started talking with us which eased my nerves a bit until I heared number 14 called.
I went to the table with all the information I needed. A gentleman was getting a tablet ready so I could take my test. He explained how to use it and it was exactly how I had been studying with an app on my phone so the tablet made me feel a little bit more at ease.
I sat down with a couple of other folks who were having a hard time with the light on the screen but I managed. I finished and returned my tablet and had to wait for the results. Sitting and waiting was even more nerve racking.
The VE (volunteer examiner) called me by name and walked up with a stern look and said congratulations, you passed. I was floored, I passed. My husband was so proud of my accomplishment I thought he might burst.
At the end of my contact I said what I hear my husband say all the time at the end of a conversation “73”, which means best regards and the crowd went crazy. Little did they know that Gordo whispered in my ear “say 88” which means kiss. He gave me a big hug and my days of radio contacts has just begun. So say hello to KG5WYU.