Studying for Foundation Licence

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Studying for Foundation Licence

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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!
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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?

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I just made a phone call and this chap is on his way to your house now :thumbup:
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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:
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Ask Dec to give you a hand. Is he going for it as well?
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https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/

These people are very helpful.

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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?

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

These people are very helpful.

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Thanks, will take a look.
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When I gain my foundation Licence, what can I not do?

Can I join local repeater nets and CQ call?
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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.
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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?
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two thirds I think?

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

Might have changed - its now done online in real time, skype like.
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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!
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All that worrying I did back then....

.....and now I've already gained my Intermediate licence...
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Don't give up at the first hurdle !
You are just starting out in a fantastic hobby.
If you can find a local club after lockdown you should find a wealth of knowledge to help you as you hopefully progress.
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Ant wrote: 08 Oct 2020, 14:45 All that worrying I did back then....

.....and now I've already gained my Intermediate licence...
Well Done, congratulations, One thing I have learned the more effort you put into something the more appreciative you are when you get results.
Full licence soon Im sure you can do it.
Again well done!
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