How many under 16's sit the foundation because a family member is a radio "geek"/heard about it at a youth organisation ? I only found out about amateur radio in my 40s,the day I went to buy a 3900 from a local who had a 480 sat, as I had enough fun between 78 + 83 on Cb,and only returned to it again in 06,but can remember my mate saying "you would have loved the seascouts as there were loads of radios" when he found out I was "back on",and not as many young folk need to attend these types of institutions as some parents don't see the need for the cubs,scouts,bbs/guide's etc as they are not into a god,I never went back after the first night as you had to sing hymns = I didnt think it was cool at 10
.The reason most young folk dont want to get involved in amateur radio is because "it is BORING listening to OLD people talking rubbish compared to being online with people my own age I can relate to " according to my youngest son who thinks radio is for saddoes
I went to college and passed my advanced plumbing apprenticeship with just a bit more effort put in to pass,than 26 easyish questions,that you only need to get 19 right ffs,can imagine it being ok to get a pass after getting 7 questions on gas wrong eh
but to some on here I am just going to be a thick CBer,but on CB I am an equal dxer and people are happy enough its a contact. There is no point in me asking the same folk I slag off for an amateur callsign,as I am not a hypocrite that wants to be regulated by people who can't admit that I have a very good chance of talking,to the same places on 27MHz without the need for a test.
Colin the head meets wrath of Hitler/youtube.
You can talk worldwide on CB = not 10 - 15 miles,
Some are too far up their own @rse to admit it = snobs,
Many freebanders just happen to know otherwise = test free.
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Prefer to avoid creedy gunts when buying a radio