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by TheOldHObbit
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: clansman radios
Replies: 19
Views: 15212

Re: clansman radios

Just to keep the thread alive, I am still using the Clansman 320 and it goes on every field trip with me. It is a great draw for other HAMS on NFD and other events and its so different from the shop bought black box. Yes you have to work it hard to scan around the bands, but I never get tired of usi...
by TheOldHObbit
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: Funny experience
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: Funny experience

Yep, I can associate with this except I thought it was a "load of old T*Ts". Some of the guys at the local club had a proper old giggle at this :lol:
by TheOldHObbit
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Radio Communications
Topic: clansman radios
Replies: 19
Views: 15212

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: 19103

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: 17131

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: 39152

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: 28338

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: 28338

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: 28338

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: 28338

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...