5. Amateur Radio

I’ve always been interested in Amateur Radio, ever since being a small boy and sweeping over the bands and picking up police or Radio Caroline, but never really did anything about it.

During lock down I saw that RSGB and ofcom were removing the requirement for practical assessments, so I decided to put in for the foundation exam. I bought the revision guide and installed exam quiz for the iphone, and went to work. Essex Ham also have great foundation training videos, chat, live stream etc. I also joined the local radio group, CDARS. 2 weeks later I took and passed the foundation exam.

5.1. Licenses

  • M7GUY (Foundation) - 22 April 2020

  • 2E0GUW (Intermediate) - 04 September 2020

  • M0GUY (Full) - 06 November 2020

5.2. Radio Interests


I joined RAYNET UK a few days later, and since joined the technical team where I’ve been working on DMR and building out a DMR network for RAYNET use.

5.3. Logging

You can review my QSL logbook.