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by Appin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Homes and Retreats
Topic: heating
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: heating

by Appin
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Logistics and Transport
Topic: Snow socks for cars
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Snow socks for cars

This is a follow up to something mentioned in "What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6." Yorkshire Andy commented "Nothing grips on ice bar cars with studded tyres. winter tyres a a little better than normal 4 wheel drives often take longer to stop due to being heavier due to the extra running ge...
by Appin
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Just bought this bad boy
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Just bought this bad boy

The Foundation licence course run for Cheshire Lancashire and surrounding areas by Dave Wilson and company covers everything in one weekend. Intermediate takes 2 and a half weekends. Pass rate superb. Trust me the Foundation licence is straightforward. Dave told me there youngest candidate was 8 and...
by Appin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: comms check
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: comms check

Yep

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by Appin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Just bought this bad boy
Replies: 5
Views: 1192

Re: Just bought this bad boy

The Quad bands referred to are Amateur Bands not CB. The bands on the Wouxun are the 10m 6m 2m and 70cm amateur bands. The CB frequency range is from 27.60125 MHz to 27.99125 MHz. As such the bands covered by the Wouxun are all legal in the UK BUT only if you have a radio ham licence. The Radio Amat...
by Appin
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Degen De13 Power Usage - Speaker or Headphones
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: Degen De13 Power Usage - Speaker or Headphones

I would second that. Speakers use far more power. Using an earpiece has several advantages. 1) Lower power usage so your batteries last longer 2) You don't draw attention to yourself or if sheltering annoy those around you. 3) Discretion similar to above but you can hear news before those around you...
by Appin
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Morse Code
Replies: 32
Views: 14197

Re: Morse Code

One observation on Morse speeds. I am ready to be corrected by those who know more but as I understand it there are certain levels for speed. Beginners at 5 WPM this level simply relies on hearing each individual dot and ash and the mentally converting it to a letter. 12 WPM this speed you don't hea...
by Appin
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Morse Code
Replies: 32
Views: 14197

Re: Morse Code

The site "Learn Continuous Wave on Line" offers the Koch technique.

I have also been told it is highly effective learning method.

https://lcwo.net/?p=main

Best of luck.

Appin
by Appin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: How are you preparing
Topic: I'm making a film - can you help?
Replies: 15
Views: 2595

Re: I'm making a film - can you help?

It is probably worth looking at what officialdom expects ordinary members of the public to have done anyway. It comes as quite a surprise to find that they assume we all should keep 3 days worth of food and water for each person at all times. This is from Cheshire Resilience and the pdf gives the 3 ...
by Appin
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Ham Radio Foundation licence
Replies: 34
Views: 7394

Re: Ham Radio Foundation licence

For Foundation and Intermediate some groups run a course but don't ask you to join the club. Dave Wilson ( former RSGB President) runs such a course which covers Merseyside Lancashire and Cheshire. I did my first two with his group over a few weekends. It is till worth joining a club. You get the ch...