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by TheOldHObbit
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Getting your ham radio license
Replies: 17
Views: 13877

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: 29685

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: 24396

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: 24396

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: 24396

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: 24396

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: 5414

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: 13
Views: 11697

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 ;)
by TheOldHObbit
Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: 2M/70CM ROLL UP J-POLE/SLIM JIM ANTENNA
Replies: 25
Views: 14630

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

I see. I wrongly assumed that seeing as his membership must have been approved by a Moderator to begin with that it was OK. As the original poster back in July of last year I would like to make it clear I started the thread in order to share what I considered to be a very good product at a reasonab...
by TheOldHObbit
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: 2M/70CM ROLL UP J-POLE/SLIM JIM ANTENNA
Replies: 25
Views: 14630

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

:lol: Guess I'll PM you, it would appear to be more considerate. However, as a Prepper, and I understand that is what this site is all about, radio communication is one thing that people will underestimate if the SHTF. I am a little more prepared now with the kit I now carry in terms of radio and ac...