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RSGB changes Foundation license exam assessment

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK7HH, Oct 5, 2021.

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  1. K5FUV

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    I figure you’d probably require a few hundred feet of very lossy feed line to get a pair of 3-500s down to 400 watts at the feed point.
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  2. 2E0LDZ

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    This has rather headed off the original track for this thread.

    As someone who ran foundation and intermediate courses before covid the practical parts of both courses are really valuable (and actually nothing to do with policing power entitlement).
    At foundation level to be able to demonstrate and practice the practical way to tune an aerial is a fundamental thing one needs to understand when starting off and not so easy to learn via a video or book.
    Similarly at intermediate level making a small project allows one quickly to pick up skills from your mentors (and those teaching often to pick up new skills from the students!).
    So, as in much of life, it is the interaction with others and the passing on of skills that is the valuable part of the practical teaching in the amateur licenses and it will be sad to loose these. Particularly as through the learning process students get introduced into the club structure and become encouraged to participate. A problem that all clubs are having at the moment.
    Lets encourage more practical, hands on, parts to the license courses and run these outside of the license training if the RSGB decide not to make them part of the training.

    You can all go back to ranting about how many watts make five now !

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  3. 2E0NYH

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    now clubs have to attract members rather than gatekweeping those attracted by the hobby ...
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  4. WN1MB

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    Depends on the frequency ;)
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  5. GM4JPZ

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    Obviously, you've never heard of Ham Spirit and have little idea of how to behave properly in an international forum. You make me ashamed to be British (as do the comments above on being licensed without having sat a CW test). Please don't use national epithets to describe fellow hams (especially not if you can't spell them correctly) or tell people to avoid making comments. We are guests on an American-run site and should behave politely to others, regardless of where they come from.
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  6. 2E0NYH

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    your response here is , frankly, laughable
  7. MM0IMC

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    Well said, I'm sure there are many people in the mid west USA and further down south, whom would resent being called Yanks or Yankies.
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