Getting your ham radio license

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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by itsybitsy » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:20 pm

QUAID wrote:Not wasting my time with a Radio License and its 'regulated' test!
If the SHTF i will have no worries about transmitting.
Well aren't you a ray of sunshine... :roll: Please don't be so disparaging of members' endeavours.
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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by Appin » Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:51 pm

Operating a radio is a skill. Regular use of that skill means you can get results when you might not otherwise. so getting a ham licence and practising before the SHTF means you will be proficient and possibly have the ability to overcome difficulties. Simply switching on a transmitter and thinking you will be effective without either training or practice is optimistic. Preparation means more than just buying the kit. So well done all those who get he qualification. i did the Bath based course and they are incredibly helpful.

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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by Derv » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:58 pm

Appin wrote:Operating a radio is a skill. Regular use of that skill means you can get results when you might not otherwise. so getting a ham licence and practising before the SHTF means you will be proficient and possibly have the ability to overcome difficulties. Simply switching on a transmitter and thinking you will be effective without either training or practice is optimistic. Preparation means more than just buying the kit. So well done all those who get he qualification. i did the Bath based course and they are incredibly helpful.

Appin
+1 for this. Practicing your craft pre SHTF is worth its weight in gold.

When did you do the Bath course Appin? Ive done all of my training there, may have been sat next to you :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by Appin » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:18 pm

I did the distance learning course. They use the Edmodo site to provide the classroom. There are a group of amazingly good tutors who deal with you personally and give support.

It is tough. I did physics to A level and it pushed me even further. Worth it though and their pass rate is phenomenal.

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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by Derv » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:01 am

Appin wrote:I did the distance learning course. They use the Edmodo site to provide the classroom. There are a group of amazingly good tutors who deal with you personally and give support.

It is tough. I did physics to A level and it pushed me even further. Worth it though and their pass rate is phenomenal.

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Yeah I can't fault them at all, they are very dedicated and talented mentors. Good guys just to chat to too.

I'm just finishing off my intermediate in the classroom with them now, then if I pass :? Home circumstances have dictated that I do the advanced distance learning.
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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by Derv » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:04 am

Appin wrote:I did the distance learning course. They use the Edmodo site to provide the classroom. There are a group of amazingly good tutors who deal with you personally and give support.

It is tough. I did physics to A level and it pushed me even further. Worth it though and their pass rate is phenomenal.

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Appin
If you are in the area Appin and feel like a chat on the radio, I'm toying with trying to get a prep net going, either hf, 2m or on the cb...
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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by seadog » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:30 am

Doing my Intermediate exam on the 17th, then same as Derry, have already enroled in the Bath Distance learning group.
Got the grey matter turning over again - been a while since I used it!

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Re: Getting your ham radio license

Post by Derv » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:22 am

seadog wrote:Doing my Intermediate exam on the 17th, then same as Derry, have already enroled in the Bath Distance learning group.
Got the grey matter turning over again - been a while since I used it!
If you are doing the exam in Bath, see you there!
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