What motivates people to take there Foundation License.

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Re: What motivates people to take there Foundation License.

Post by NightProwler » 15 Dec 2019, 12:29

I only did it because a mate of mine was going on and on and on about doing it but was too scared to actually do it so I made the first move and we did it together. I never use my licence tho, 11M for me :D
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Post by 2E0UCW » 15 Dec 2019, 19:49

A few HF stations were operating at our field day in Stowmarket.
One doing APRS stuff on 5w - got into Sweden and Denmark. Another on 50w having QSO's with the US and Russia.
The bands are not as dead as people presume - every month at the field day, contacts are made into the US and Europe if not further out.
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Re: What motivates people to take there Foundation License.

Post by andrew013 » 15 Jan 2020, 20:11

Cornelius wrote:
21 Nov 2019, 20:24
What does these different licenses cover?

Here in Norway, there's just one amateur radio license one can take, and it covers everything.
there are 3 here in the uk Foundation Licence, Intermediate Licence and the Full Licence. each has a set power level and band plan and thats mainly it
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Re: What motivates people to take there Foundation License.

Post by chazwozza » 03 Mar 2020, 13:20

Same as someone else posted I took the test to cover my A** for the beam antenna I use on 27

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Re: What motivates people to take there Foundation License.

Post by Whisky1 » 03 Mar 2020, 15:58

chazwozza wrote:
03 Mar 2020, 13:20
Same as someone else posted I took the test to cover my A** for the beam antenna I use on 27
I'm curious what does having a ham license cover because if the council come knocking over say a planning issue being licensed won't make a jot of difference?
I'm a full call and I spend more time on the cb these days if I'm honest, too much bs with ham radio and I wouldn't advise anyone to bother sitting the full as it's pointless stay a M7 and do what you want no one gives a sh1t these days.

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Re: What motivates people to take there Foundation License.

Post by chazwozza » 05 Mar 2020, 13:19

Council came knocking years ago I don’t need planning for my setup it was more for covering me against **** neighbours that might complain to Ofcom etc but the only git of a neighbour I had moved years ago So all is good

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