I decided to upgrade my Amateur Radio license from Tech class to General class. The higher classification allows me access to the “HF” band, between ~ 1MHz – 50 MHz. After 10-20 minutes of nightly study and numerous online practice tests, I was able to pass with a 95% (74% is required to pass). I took the test at the TRW test site (aka: Northrup Grumman). World-wide contacts are currently possible on some frequencies, but the best opportunities will be available during the next solar cycle (sunspots) peak in 2011-2012. Calling CQ, CQ, DX!