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  • Dibbs
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    I passed my Radio Amateurs exam 30 years ago and then moved job and house and never got around to doing anything with it.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Just passed my RSGB Foundation exam and waiting for my certificate so I can apply for my license and call sign.

    Also sourced an old but very good Kenwood TS-430S and antenna + power supply arrive tomorrow so very nearly ready to go – very giddy!

    Any other hams kicking around?

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Do people still do that?

    jon1973
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PzeB1nj79w[/video]

    Premier Icon woody21
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    I know I shouldn’t confuse radio hams with cb radio but…does anyone still use a cb radio?

    Premier Icon althepal
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    Shouldn’t Jamie have posted something by now? Probably will be amusing when he gets round to it..

    Rockhopper
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    I’m G0UKL, used to work for Icom(UK)Ltd then Lowe Electronics. Havent played radio for years though.

    zzjabzz
    Member

    M3WCT – not been on since moving to a rented flat a few years ago though.
    Sold all my gear so unlikely to start again too.
    Enjoy your new hobby…

    cheez0
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    Didnt they invent the internet to enable geeks to communicate across the world?

    Do you get to sign off with a natty sig?

    CQCQ

    CH33Z0 B

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    Cheers

    Danny B

    Over

    (sorry!)

    cranberry
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    Do people still do that?

    + 1

    http://www.skype.com

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    You will all be screwed when the internet goes down though won’ t you 😉

    Seriously, I think more people are taking their exams now than ever and there are a fair few data modes in operation also.

    Plus you get to spend huge amounts of money with loads of buttons and screens on them so it must be cool!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    there is an app for that now..
    http://www.hamsphere.com/

    Premier Icon benji
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    The one that used to make me chuckle was the slow scan television, why?

    The one watt club I could understand, but the telly why?

    Rockhopper
    Member

    Because you can?

    fasthaggis
    Member

    “Broadsword calling Danny boybgoode”
    “Broadsword calling Danny boybgoode”
    “Broadsword calling Danny boybgoode”

    Sorry ,I read the title wrong and thought you meant acting

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Who’s your seatcover good buddy?

    antigee
    Member

    my dad was one – deceased many yrs but remember his call sign G3BRE – think the G3 gives away the age we had boxes of valves and huge ariels in the garden – used to get cards from all over the world by post “QSL” cards ? confirming contact – even had one from an Egyptian president – times were less troubled I guess

    I’m an Intermidiate here 2E0XRG

    Got involved in radio through Motorsport – Stage Rallying to be precise. The very nature of the location of the sport -like MTB- dictates that you can be in far flung remote places with little or no mobile coverage ergo comms between you and your support crew can be ropey.

    CB just doesnt cut the mustard rangewise so it was a simple decision, that and the Motorsport Club I was in actively encouraged members to get qualified. Took my foundation via the club, a year later upgraded to the intermidiate to access more power.

    I’ve only ever used it for event safety cover, remote comms and chatting to mates, never got into the “this is ahh not tokyo” palaver.

    Used to use it when I was driving silly milages for a living to chat via internet repeaters – i.e. I could have a chat with someone in the US by the route of my radio – internet tranciever – internet – internet tranciever – their radio

    Used to chat with this lad as he drove up a mountain every morning in montana to work, think he was a forester or something…. slightly surreal at times when i think about it.

    Anyway useful skill to have.

    Sticks head above parapet, G0XAI here, prior to that G7BPC. Still active, mainly listen more than transmit.

    Congrats Danny, good to have another nerd in the group! 😀

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Geeks FTW!!

    Its something I have wanted to do since I was about 14 so thought why the heck not.

    Also in the back of my mind is hobbies that will be good to do with babybgoode when he is a bit older and this teachers such range of skills – science, geography, communication skills etc.

    @mikews – I started on Hamsphere, actually a very clever piece of software. Good fun to dabble with if yo really can’t be arsed doing the whole license thing

    allthegear
    Member

    Oh that’s weird – moreupsthandownz – I used to hold the call sign G7BPD!!!

    Maybe I’ll get back into it one day. Probably digital stuff would interest me these days…

    Rachel

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Some of the Software Defined Radio kit looks very interesting. Basically using a PC to do all the sound DSP work, tuning etc and the box to do the transmitting.

    Does all the digital modes with more ease as well.

    Hmmm, where to find £1500 for the box…

    Danny you’ll enjoy it it is a great hobby and worth the ribbing you may get from some people. Maybe catch you on there at some stage, post your call sign when you get it.

    Rachel well I never that is a coincidence to post on here and be so close on call signs!

    Simon

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