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by TheOldHObbit
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: clansman radios
Replies: 16
Views: 13435

Re: clansman radios

The Clansman PRC320 now sits in the boot of my car and goes everywhere with me. I use it whenever I can and despite being limited in its power settings and no LSB, I have had some fantastic contacts using just the battle whip let alone the other antenna configurations available for this very versati...
by TheOldHObbit
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: 2M/70CM ROLL UP J-POLE/SLIM JIM ANTENNA
Replies: 27
Views: 16821

Re: 2M/70CM ROLL UP J-POLE/SLIM JIM ANTENNA

Just as an update, I last posted in here in 2016 and a lot has changed since then. I passed my Foundation 4 years go (M6KVK) and have now developed my radio hobby for QRP field work. I run several different systems now and thoroughly enjoy building my own antennas. What I have learned will definitel...
by TheOldHObbit
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Getting your ham radio license
Replies: 17
Views: 15787

Re: Getting your ham radio license

seadog wrote:Passed my Foundation license on wednesday! Start my Intermediate in a week or two!
Congratulations to you, very well done.
by TheOldHObbit
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Frequently asked Quetions
Replies: 15
Views: 32274

Re: Frequently asked Quetions

Having recently passed my Foundation course the Morse was very easy. To pass, the candidate must be able to show an appreciation for morse and this is done in the following way (on my course anyway): The morse tutor will send a 5 or 6 worded message. This is done at the candidate's read speed and ca...
by TheOldHObbit
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Baofeng UV-5R
Replies: 57
Views: 26172

Re: Baofeng UV-5R

:D M6KVK :D
by TheOldHObbit
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Baofeng UV-5R
Replies: 57
Views: 26172

Re: Baofeng UV-5R

Well I have only gone and passed my Foundation......... Onwards and upwards. I am now planning to build a powerpack and radio into a half size Pelicase as a grab and go. It will of course have a roll up slim jim antenna as its main antenna but also a smaller whip. Time to play peeps :D Oh I forgot ...
by TheOldHObbit
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Baofeng UV-5R
Replies: 57
Views: 26172

Re: Baofeng UV-5R

Congratulations. Try for the Intermediate. A bit more power if you pass and the course is heavily practical. Wingfoot Given that location do you show up on http://www.cheshiresdr.co.uk/ which is based near Chester? I used to work near Hack Green years ago. It was not well known and initially I assu...
by TheOldHObbit
Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Baofeng UV-5R
Replies: 57
Views: 26172

Re: Baofeng UV-5R

Well I have only gone and passed my Foundation......... Onwards and upwards. I am now planning to build a powerpack and radio into a half size Pelicase as a grab and go. It will of course have a roll up slim jim antenna as its main antenna but also a smaller whip. Time to play peeps :D Oh I forgot w...
by TheOldHObbit
Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Under £5 hobo cooker kit
Replies: 24
Views: 5987

Re: Under £5 hobo cooker kit

I have tried several times to make a hobo burner out of different drinks cans and fail each time. The main problem is getting the top over the bottom, even after crimping. The top half always splits........ :cry: If anybody has a spare ;) I will keep trying and will no doubt crack the process.
by TheOldHObbit
Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: clansman radios
Replies: 16
Views: 13435

Re: clansman radios

spindrift wrote:ahh the trusty Clansman.

Did all my training on that kit back when i wore green.
Had a couple of years with the clansman, most of my time was spent lugging around an A41 (Larkspur) and spare battery, damn heavy thing ;)