Record number of candidates for Radio Amateur Exam

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  1. G4TUT

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    Record number of candidates for Radio Amateur Exam

    South Africa's SARL reports, there are 167 candidates who have registered for the RAE on May 18, a record number

    There are only two exam sessions a year, in May and October.

    The 90 question Class A exam for the HAREC compatible licence, equivalent to UK Full.

    The Class A RAE paper comprises 90 questions and is a single exam direct route to the HAREC compatible Full (ZS & ZR prefix) 1 kilowatt licence.

    A list of those taking the exam is at

    Download the RAE syllabus and study guide from

    Source SARL News

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  2. WB9ROK

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    Good luck to all. I hope to hear at least a few of you on the air soon. 73.
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  3. N4MIT

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    I guess FT8 didn't kill the hobby after all.
    K9MJC, NV4B, 2E0EUG and 4 others like this.
  4. MI0GTA

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    Good luck the 167 candidates.. I hope they all pass ok.

    Imagine a station I the uk being able to use 1kw legally everyday unlike some who use power well above the 400w limit illegally almost every day ... 73
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  6. N4MIT

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    That is no different than anywhere else in the world. I know contesters & DXers that run Henry 8k amps full tilt here in the states. It's always been this way.
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  7. AA4TG

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    Wonder how long it will take to find out how many passed?
  8. SM0AOM

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    The SARL is in a quite pressing need of new licencees/members, as there is a news item

    which says that 2100 licences have been recently cancelled by the regulator due to non-payment of fees. 2100 is about 1/3 of the total amateur radio population in South Africa.

    From what can be deduced from the very sparse IARU information, SARL has about 3000 members with an average age of 55, which interesting enough is about 10 years younger than national societies in Europe.

    Almost all amateur radio societies of today suffer from an ageing and shrinking membership.

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  9. KA2ZIU

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    It's great to sign people up, have them take the tests, but the most important thing is to get them active. I notice here in the states, there are blocks of call signs that expire all at one time. I think the reason they came in on a tech licence and never upgraded and it's over. If the FT-8 mode gets guy and girls into the hobby that's great, but we need to upgrade folks, get them into SSB, CW, and all of the other modes. For me (just me) FT-8 reminds me of chat rooms on AOL in the early 80's and does nothing for me, but that's me.
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  10. KA2K

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    So you are saying that you are aware of individuals participating in contests who are running 8000 watts? Which contests?

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