Following up this post, I have gone through 88% of the HamTestOnline Amateur Extra study materials, and I am consistently getting 40 of 50 or better on practice tests. I actually did one this morning where I missed only three, and two of those were because I was doing it on my iPad and clicked the wrong button. (I’ve managed to lose my stylus somewhere and my fingers are a lot bigger than the stylus, and — apparently — a lot harder to control when trying to click little buttons on a screen.)
That said, I think I’m going to sit for the test at the Fort Wayne Hamfest this weekend. I’d wait, but I think the next local session isn’t till January, and I want to get it over with. Since I’m going up to the hamfest anyway, what the hell.
I will say that I know a hell of a lot more about radio than I did a week ago. Whew.