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Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 26 May 2020, 19:54
by Ant
I've been studying for my foundation licence for maybe a month now, but for some reason, now I can't be bothered. I don't know if it's the weather, but I've just lost my focus and concentration.

I'll do fine on the technical side, but I've been doing practice exams for the Licencing Conditions and can't see to remember everything.

Any advice? Thanks!

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 26 May 2020, 20:00
by EssexHam
Have you looked at an online course? The HamTrain course splits the material into modules, with a series of mock tests and videos, plus others to chat to in the virtual classroom - might help to motivate?

Pete

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 27 May 2020, 11:43
by NightProwler
I just made a phone call and this chap is on his way to your house now :thumbup:

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 27 May 2020, 18:21
by stanogs68
NightProwler wrote:
27 May 2020, 11:43
I just made a phone call and this chap is on his way to your house now :thumbup:
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 28 May 2020, 05:46
by Mikel
Ask Dec to give you a hand. Is he going for it as well?

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 28 May 2020, 10:36
by Flat_Battery
https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

These people are very helpful.

FB

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 28 May 2020, 19:59
by Ant
EssexHam wrote:
26 May 2020, 20:00
Have you looked at an online course? The HamTrain course splits the material into modules, with a series of mock tests and videos, plus others to chat to in the virtual classroom - might help to motivate?

Pete
Flat_Battery wrote:
28 May 2020, 10:36
https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

These people are very helpful.

FB
Thanks, will take a look.

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 05 Jun 2020, 07:27
by Ant
When I gain my foundation Licence, what can I not do?

Can I join local repeater nets and CQ call?

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 05 Jun 2020, 09:18
by Tigersaw
Ant wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 07:27
When I gain my foundation Licence, what can I not do?

Can I join local repeater nets and CQ call?
You cannot go faster than 10 watts (though some calculate their feeder losses as 90% and use 100w to compensate) and you cannot go on 60m, though no-one hardly does anyway.
So yes, all modes, all bands.
A lot jump straight to FT8 and 'work' the world (its just computer wackamole to me) but CQ call - Yes, fill your boots, the more who actually get on the air and actually talk the better.

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 05 Jun 2020, 10:22
by Ant
Tigersaw wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 09:18
Ant wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 07:27
When I gain my foundation Licence, what can I not do?

Can I join local repeater nets and CQ call?
You cannot go faster than 10 watts (though some calculate their feeder losses as 90% and use 100w to compensate) and you cannot go on 60m, though no-one hardly does anyway.
So yes, all modes, all bands.
A lot jump straight to FT8 and 'work' the world (its just computer wackamole to me) but CQ call - Yes, fill your boots, the more who actually get on the air and actually talk the better.
Thanks, that's good to know, it should get me on air.

I'm getting better. Do you know the minimum pass mark to pass the foundation exam?

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 05 Jun 2020, 10:30
by Tigersaw
two thirds I think?

https://www.m0zpk.co.uk/getting-a-licence/

Might have changed - its now done online in real time, skype like.

Re: Studying for Foundation Licence

Posted: 23 Jun 2020, 07:36
by Ant
I've got my exam booked for next month, so fingers crossed. I'll do some more revision in the meantime, haven't done any for a good few weeks!