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might be best to see if you pass first lol and good look


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might be best to see if you pass first lol and good look




I think that reply is most helpful - he did say to think about buying.

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Hi Partsguy,

Welcome to HRD.

Im sure there are many usesrs who are only too willing to advise on what setup is best for you and there are plenty of good deals to be had in the 'For Sale' section.

Im only on the start of the ladder myself but I'd suggest going for a Multi band radio for best coverage. It all depends on what money you have to play with though.

A good idea is to do some research on Google. if you see a radio you like, google it and see what you turn up on a search. You will always find a link leading to >> http://www.eham.net/ whish is always worth checking out. They have lots of usefull user reviews that will help you get a good idea on what your looking at.

Icom, Yaesu & Kenwood seem to be the popular makes of radio.

Hope some of this helps and good luck with your Foundation exam.

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Rather than just relying on adverts it would probably be best to join a club.
You should then have the chance to visit shacks of amateurs who have been licenced for some time and take advantage of their experience.
I assume you already have a receiver as listening around the bands can also produce helpful information.
Obviously the type of equipment will depend on what bands and modes you are interested in.
Without us knowing that it is difficult to give any advice.
Rather than buy something, and find you have made a mistake, it may be a better idea to wait until after you have your licence and perhaps operate other peoples stations to get the feel of different equipment before spending your money. :D

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Tony GW8ASD has given you the best advice so far, join a local radio society, get to know one or two amateurs who are always happy to assist.
I even suggest doing this prior to the exam, as any help/advice is always usefull.
Forget the CB thing, think amateur radio, go forward.......and good luck with the exam.


There are a large number of radio societies within reach of Oldham.

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just no sense of humor on here


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just no sense of humor on here

Plenty of humour.
I just thought that, as a newcommer, he would be more appreciative of constructive comment.

If he wants humour he just has to listen to some operators. :lol:

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Anyone who is interested is aways welcome at this QTH.
By prior arrangement obviously as the alarm system doesn't have a friend or foe option. :D

No, or very little, HF or FM. :D
50MHZ to 23cm (13m soon) SSB, meteor scatter and, possibly, EME after the demo at the RSGB Conference. :)
So, perhaps, another take on the hobby that might be otherwise missed.

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Anyone who is interested is aways welcome at this QTH.
By prior arrangement obviously as the alarm system doesn't have a friend or foe option. :D

No, or very little, HF or FM. :D
50MHZ to 23cm (13m soon) SSB, meteor scatter and, possibly, EME after the demo at the RSGB Conference. :)
So, perhaps, another take on the hobby that might be otherwise missed.

Cheers

Tony


Well done Tony! :D
How refreshing to see the spirit of the hobby alive and kicking. Glad to see I'm not alone on this. My Shack has always been open to anyone interested in finding out more about the hobby, and I've had a fair few pass through the shack door and some have gone on to get their ticket.
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Hey Man try Oldham Amateur Radio Club they meet at the ATC in royton they have a website, you will have to Google it.

Oh and PS do tell your early 80's CB Handle mine was Flat Tyre

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