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Beginners licensing

Postby M6IXE » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:06 pm

Hi chaps

1st post, could someone point me in the right direction to start out and obtain my foundation license, and a club please

I would prefer locally,

I'm in Inverness, Highland, paradise

Anyway I've been on the cbs, and scanners and currently use a yaesu, scanner, but with not much luck

Many thanx
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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby m0lsx » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:34 pm

I can only see two clubs local to you.
Sutherland & District.
Contact: Frank Dinger GM0CSZ.
sadarc@sutherland-arc.org.uk
01862 871501

Or

Moray Firth Amateur Radio Club
Contact: Steve Jackson,2M0SKJ,MM6SKJ@Yahoo.couk
07747 843 800

I know both are 40 miles away, but nothing else is popping up closer, yet I am sure there use to be a radio club in Inverness.
There is a repeater on 2 meters listed as being at Inverness, but no website associated. Just contact details for the keeper.
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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby M6IXE » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:52 pm

Many thanx

Il google both tonight for some info, and take it from their

Are u in Inverness?

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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby m0lsx » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:37 pm

I am from Norwich, Norfolk. I used the RSGB club finder.
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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby M6IXE » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:27 am

Been trying to reply to you for a while now,,keep getting errors..when replying sql error,,

Story of my life I'm afraid,
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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby M6IXE » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:19 pm

hi

ive contacted another club too see whens the next available course and exam, my nearest club which is an hour odds travel, is end of april for next one, which is fantastic, Though id like this completed sooner if possible, as its very frustrating at the moment, :huh: i cant get on the air, and theirs not much happening for me locally on the scanner

so heres hoping for an earlier outcome

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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby G4RMT » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:43 pm

If nothing is happening locally - then who will respond to your calls? Looks like some serious investment needed in aerials and suchlike will be on the shopping list.
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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby M6IXE » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:03 am

:shocker: Its only money, whatever it takes, I'll do it, apart from relocate, as this place is paradise :smiles:

theirs not much happening on the scanner, just airport and occasional shopwatch, most of the other frequencies have no transmissions for me, maybe due to my locale in snecky

I decided on a walk along the Caledonian canal last night with mutely, as I'd been in my bed all day, took my vx8, and loaded with a Nagoya 771, It was raining and damp, cold, outside, very bright waxing moon, and a couple miles into my walk and roughly between 22:00hrs and 00:00hrs , I heard a lot of conversations between 260mhz and 275mhz, they were at radio 7-9 on the meter, so must have been pretty close. I thought, sometimes the signal was solid and others waving in and out, similar to mobile

Though they were English operators, could have been stationary in a vehicle, or walking, residents, holidaymakers.

Was over the moon to have received this,
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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby Chris P » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:51 am

260-275 Mhz is part of the military airband so unusual to hear traffic at that time of night unless they were pirates.Was it am or fm transmissions
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Re: Beginners licensing

Postby M6IXE » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:42 pm

Sorry Chris, I couldn't tell u, I'll need to check this in future, but I can tell u my vx is on default, so whatever form of modulation it picks for that band, will be it,

I didn't even think about what Band they were on, so I'll also need to remember that :thumbup:
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