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Post by 108dt206 » Thursday, 28 August 2014, 1:30 AM

Well I'm sorry to say that I'm gonna go sit my amateur foundation licence over here in the uk.. Swore for years I wouldn't do it.. But I may be getting soft in my old age.. Will keep you all posted on my progress.. Let the studying begin !!!!


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Post by Savoirfaire » Thursday, 28 August 2014, 3:52 AM

Yes, there are advantages to Amateur Radio like there are with Citizen's Band.

I like it because you can almost always find conditions on one of the Meter Bands when flares occur, etc.

Plus in Amateur Radio you can talk through satellites and a bunch of other ways.

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Post by Bombero » Thursday, 28 August 2014, 6:32 AM

Hey Barry..

Congratulations on your decision.

IMHO...you won't be sorry and the amateur license will offer a lot of possibilities.

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Post by 108dt206 » Thursday, 28 August 2014, 7:18 AM

Thanx for the replies..


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Post by Slyguy » Thursday, 28 August 2014, 8:12 AM

You will not be sorry you did it. There are hobbies inside of the hobby once you get your license. Lots of fun to be had.


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Post by MDYoungblood » Thursday, 28 August 2014, 19:28 PM

I wish you luck Barry, I don't know what the exams are like there but you can do it I'm sure. Can't wait to talk to you on 40m across the pond.

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Post by lydianmode » Monday, 15 December 2014, 20:34 PM

It's easy - you won't have any problems!!

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Post by 108dt206 » Sunday, 05 July 2015, 1:15 AM

Well where do I start.. Just been so busy with work and home life, not had s chance to book test... Maybe just maybe after my trip across the pond I'll get round to it..


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Post by silvereagle1 » Sunday, 05 July 2015, 18:37 PM

I took mine last month. it's opened up a whole new world of radio for me. I wish I had taken mine a few years ago instead of waiting so long. as long as you study and dedicate yourself its easy. I used hamtestonline and it only cost 24 bucks and worth every penny. it drills the questions in your head to where you cant help but learn. a book would cost that much and not as fun to read. ham is nothing like I thought it would be. I was talking on 10 meter propagation last week and received my first legit qsl card in the mail just the other day. I bought a 2 meter rig and have been talking on it a lot now on local repeaters. I thought programming repeaters would be hard but I figured it out in 5 minutes. I love it and you'll be glad you took the test once you pass it. right now all have is the Lincoln 2 to talk ssb on 10 meters and a yaesu 2900 2 meter but I see a lot of money being spent in the next 12 months on some high quality HF equipment once I get my general. what I like about 2 meters is it's mostly family men/women that's been around a while and its "clean" and kind of reminds me being on a telephone party line. most of all its fun. good luck on your test.


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Post by Space Ghost » Sunday, 05 July 2015, 21:44 PM

All I did was read the book and did practice tests online on QRZ dot com until I was comfortable enough to go take the test in person.



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Post by MDYoungblood » Tuesday, 07 July 2015, 6:24 AM

Space Ghost wrote:All I did was read the book and did practice tests online on QRZ dot com until I was comfortable enough to go take the test in person.
The UK has a different test than here in the USA.

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Post by 108dt206 » Tuesday, 07 July 2015, 6:52 AM

Your are correct.. Some say the test is to easy


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Post by Slim Pickins » Tuesday, 07 July 2015, 17:27 PM

I couldn't be happier that I took mine. Can almost always find someone on the bands now


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Post by Bombero » Tuesday, 07 July 2015, 20:37 PM

Slim Pickins wrote:I couldn't be happier that I took mine. Can almost always find someone on the bands now

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Post by Space Ghost » Tuesday, 07 July 2015, 20:39 PM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Space Ghost wrote:All I did was read the book and did practice tests online on QRZ dot com until I was comfortable enough to go take the test in person.
The UK has a different test than here in the USA.

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Post by MDYoungblood » Friday, 10 July 2015, 14:16 PM

Space Ghost wrote: I'm sure! Have no idea what their tests are like.
http://www.hamtests.co.uk/

Thanks for the site Charles, made a user name, login, and passed the practice (mock) tests with no problem. Barry, if you hit the books you should have no problem either.

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Post by 108dt206 » Saturday, 11 July 2015, 4:16 AM

MDYoungblood wrote:
Space Ghost wrote: I'm sure! Have no idea what their tests are like.
http://www.hamtests.co.uk/

Thanks for the site Charles, made a user name, login, and passed the practice (mock) tests with no problem. Barry, if you hit the books you should have no problem either.

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Post by 108dt206 » Saturday, 05 March 2016, 14:31 PM

Well I finally started the practical side of my amateur radio licence.. Shouldn't be long now that I've finally got round to finding the time.. Won't be long till I'll be giving a call on the amateur bands.. Now where's my long wire !!!


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Post by Lakotawalker » Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 4:11 AM

Good luck mate, i hope to also get mine real soon




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