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Foundation Exam Question

Post by sickboy » 02 May 2017, 14:26

I've been doing mock exams on hamtests.co.uk and came across this one which I got wrong. Surely the band plans aren't just a "gentlemen's agreement"? :think:
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Post by Buick Mackane » 02 May 2017, 14:43

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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by Tigersaw » 02 May 2017, 14:45

Not to be confused with the allocated bands, but the plans are just that. Generally bleeps one end and shouting the other.

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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by sickboy » 02 May 2017, 15:09

Ok, back to page one for me then. If anyone needs me I'll be sitting in the corner with a dunce hat on...
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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by paulears » 02 May 2017, 15:30

I smiled for another reason - in my examining/education roles one of the current blacklisted terms is "Gentlemen's Agreement" - believe it or not it is considered to be gender insensitive language and along with other stupid ones, like cameraman - unacceptable in an official document.

The band plans are just a sensible way to avoid problems, if the CW people all work in one section, SSB in another, and repeaters in another. Technically, you could transmit and have a conversation on S20 and stay there, and you could even do it on a repeater output. You'd upset people, but you can't lose your license for being a pain in the bum.

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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by sickboy » 02 May 2017, 16:02

I think I was getting confused with the allocated bands as Tigersaw said. I've been doing really well in most of the mock exams I've done, and I think you get over confident and can miss things such as reading 10Mv as 10mv. Lesson learnt.
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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by Transwarp » 04 Jun 2017, 11:12

sickboy wrote:Ok, back to page one for me then. If anyone needs me I'll be sitting in the corner with a dunce hat on...
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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by Sam P » 04 Jun 2017, 12:16

I found that the 'hamtests' website chucked up some weird and repetitive questions.... although on this occasion they are correct.
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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by liner trope » 10 Jun 2017, 19:20

Hope this is not off topic but isnt S20 now V40

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Post by VintageTin » 10 Jun 2017, 20:36

liner trope wrote:Hope this is not off topic but isnt S20 now V40
Not for old gits like me it isn't .

Most just say the actual frequency anyway. Why learn another set of numbers when you can just read the display?
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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by Metradio » 10 Jun 2017, 20:55

liner trope wrote:Hope this is not off topic but isnt S20 now V40
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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by paulears » 10 Jun 2017, 21:07

I realise I am going to regret asking this, but has the S numbers really changed into V numbers? I realise I am probably very out of date, but is this just like marine band - when they stuck in the extra set of numbers. If so - I have never ever heard of this?

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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by Tigersaw » 10 Jun 2017, 21:15

I thought V40 was a Volvo. Yes 'they' tried to re-designate the plan, but as discussed earlier in the thread, 'we' can use the allocation pretty much how we like. I still use feet and inches because its a perfectly good unit of measurement, if everyone else wants to use metres then so be it.

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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by Sam P » 10 Jun 2017, 21:32

Tigersaw wrote:I thought V40 was a Volvo. Yes 'they' tried to re-designate the plan, but as discussed earlier in the thread, 'we' can use the allocation pretty much how we like. I still use feet and inches because its a perfectly good unit of measurement, if everyone else wants to use metres then so be it.
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Re: Foundation Exam Question

Post by Tigersaw » 10 Jun 2017, 21:55

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