I took the foundation licence back in 2002. The big restriction back then was not being allowed to use 10M (see link, page 9 band plan ) 175-759 RA BR68/F (rsgb.org) as RSGB or RA had concerns that foundation licence holders might use CB amplifiers on there. What a oversight! As I knew a few local foundation licences holders were using the full power on what radio they had at the time anyway and weren't afraid to say it either. One of the main reasons I progressed through the licences was to be allowed access to 10M and use my licence abroad and I still believe the foundation should of been 28Mhz, 6M, 2M & 70Cms as a starting point which would encourage progression. Many people are visual learners and the practical element sure assists those who require it and gives you that "foundation" knowledge.