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Is anyone here into ham radio or CB?

On a whim after a good pub session, over 25 years ago I got a ham radio license!I can now talk to people I nether know or like, all round the world! :lol::blink:

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I can now talk to people I nether know or like, all round the world! :lol::blink:

The internet is on computers these days

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The internet is on computers these days

I appreciate your humour! Funny thing is, a lot more people are getting "ham radio" licences nowadays! And GCHQ are are not listening any more! :blink:

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I appreciate your humour! Funny thing is, a lot more people are getting "ham radio" licences nowadays! And GCHQ are are not listening any more! :blink:

They asked me to tell you "That's what you think"

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Threads about WW3, the collapse of civilization and planes being stolen for terrorist use and Mr Pin becomes interested in CB/ham radio. Preparing for the worst? :lol:

You cannot be "cut off" unlike a cell-phone! :blink:

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I appreciate your humour! Funny thing is, a lot more people are getting "ham radio" licences nowadays! And GCHQ are are not listening any more! :blink:

Can it be encrypted?

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Can it be encrypted?

No"! That would be illegal, and a breach of the license conditions! Obviously sending Morse in Latin is still OK :blink:

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Used to car share with a ham radio buff. It was just 60 minutes of utter inanity every day.

But I thought amateur slow scan tv was pretty cool

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No"! That would be illegal, and a breach of the license conditions! Obviously sending Morse in Latin is still OK :blink:

Guess you could just affect a foreign accent to throw the authorities off the scent.

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Used to car share with a ham radio buff. It was just 60 minutes of utter inanity every day.

But I thought amateur slow scan tv was pretty cool

They call it "amateur" radio, but we are quite clever! :huh:

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Guess you could just affect a foreign accent to throw the authorities off the scent.

What in Latin, with a Yorkshire accent? :blink:

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No! Foreign, like Welsh or Isle of Man.

GW's a and GI's :blink:

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Is anyone here into ham radio or CB?

On a whim after a good pub session, over 25 years ago I got a ham radio license!I can now talk to people I nether know or like, all round the world! :lol::blink:

If you come across someone called "Rusty Nail", don't go winding him up.

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I suppose you can plan those sexy dogging meets via CB...if you so wish to become someone's bitch for the eve...

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Is anyone here into ham radio or CB?

On a whim after a good pub session, over 25 years ago I got a ham radio license!I can now talk to people I nether know or like, all round the world! :lol::blink:

My allotment friend is a HAM radio person.

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No"! That would be illegal, and a breach of the license conditions! Obviously sending Morse in Latin is still OK :blink:

My OH has recently bought a SDR but can't pick anything up. Our friend says he needs a bigger aerial. I suspect this is how it starts.

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My OH has recently bought a SDR but can't pick anything up. Our friend says he needs a bigger aerial. I suspect this is how it starts.

:)

Before you know it! It's much easier to get a "foundation" licence now! I know two people recently! :huh:

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Before you know it! It's much easier to get a "foundation" licence now! I know two people recently! :huh:

Cool! Just looked at the sample paper. Doesnt look very hard!

I did use a CB when I was a teenager.

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Cool! Just looked at the sample paper. Doesnt look very hard!

I did use a CB when I was a teenager.

No it's not hard at all! You just get to learn a bit of operating procedure! CB is a much politer place than it used to be! And the laws will be relaxed a bit this year for CB'ers to have a bit more power! Amateur radio is different in that you need a licence from Ofcom, and your station gets a callsign! And you get a bit more power and different bands to play with! :blink:

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No it's not hard at all! You just get to learn a bit of operating procedure! CB is a much politer place than it used to be! And the laws will be relaxed a bit this year for CB'ers to have a bit more power! Amateur radio is different in that you need a licence from Ofcom, and your station gets a callsign! And you get a bit more power and different bands to play with! :blink:

I quite like the idea of getting a call sign!

It looks easy going off the sample papers.

So how do you do the exam? Do you have to find a local club? I have a thing about local clubs. They'll tend to be like the allotment and I have enough annoying old men in my life. :)

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