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.
- M7GUY (Foundation) - 22 April 2020
- 2E0GUW (Intermediate) - 04 September 2020
- M0GUY (Full) - 06 November 2020
5.3. 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 private DMR network for RAYNET use.
- 5.3.1. Radios
- 5.3.2. DMR
- 5.3.3. SO239 Plates
- 5.3.4. Slim Jim Antenna
- 5.3.5. SSTV
- 5.3.6. Portable Power Distribution