Driving across europe

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Re: Driving across europe

Postby MrWeetabix » 15 Feb 2017, 11:10

Admiral wrote:Clearly the Nazis still have a foothold in Austria and don't embrace the CEPT policy.


Lets hope the Nazis don't have a foothold anywhere any more.
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby radiogaga » 15 Feb 2017, 17:43

andrew013 wrote:Well that makes sense doesn't you need a full ticket to take a ham radio abroad so you want to photoshop a foundation ticket which would be technically breaking the law ,so you could lose the radio
if the op wanted to use 555 abroad a grant 2 with a flick switch would suffice or a reed switch for stealth


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Re: Driving across europe

Postby Admiral » 15 Feb 2017, 18:36

MrWeetabix wrote:
Admiral wrote:Clearly the Nazis still have a foothold in Austria and don't embrace the CEPT policy.


Lets hope the Nazis don't have a foothold anywhere any more.


Good job Guzzy doesn't roam these pastures any more.
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby Farty » 17 Feb 2017, 18:30

dt307 wrote:i hear its not hard to pass now and 9 year olds or less do it

There was no shortage of children who passed both parts of the old RAE (after they dropped the lower age limit in the Eighties), including my mates Brother who got me into radio, so I'm not sure what your point it.

And you need a full UK licence to operate abroad, so you've just failed the Foundation Exam.
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby dt307 » 17 Feb 2017, 21:32

Farty wrote:
dt307 wrote:i hear its not hard to pass now and 9 year olds or less do it

There was no shortage of children who passed both parts of the old RAE (after they dropped the lower age limit in the Eighties), including my mates Brother who got me into radio, so I'm not sure what your point it.

And you need a full UK licence to operate abroad, so you've just failed the Foundation Exam.

My point was it's easy

As for me failing a foundation licence I would be allowed to get some wrong so I think I might scrape through.my father passed the m3 licence when it first came out and he can't wire a mains plug or put on a pl plug of his life depended on it lol...I would be fine but thanks for the vote
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby Farty » 18 Feb 2017, 09:31

It is easy. It always has been easy.

But clearly you wouldn't have passed the foundation, as you don't understand the geographical operating restrictions.
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby Admiral » 18 Feb 2017, 09:51

Now that the RAE is generally at club level and not College evening classes in the C&G days, I guess that is a good thing as you get to mingle with other like-minded people instead of fellow 'students' and a professional or semi-professional tutor.

Still, not too sure where this is going as having a ticket won't really help much when operating a CB in Europe.
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby Farty » 18 Feb 2017, 13:31

It was someone trying to be clever by claiming the Foundation was easy, while simultaneously demonstrating such a poor understanding of it that they would themselves fail the exam.

Been all over Europe with my Intel M550 power, never had so much as a raised le eyebrow.
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby Admiral » 18 Feb 2017, 16:54

I've never used any mobile radio abroad as it takes all of my concentration to drive on the wrong side of the road as I only do it once or twice a year and not very good at it.

I have driven in France quite a lot over the years and never had the Sûreté or the Gendarmerie check any of my vehicles for red triangles, first aid kits or any of the other crap you are supposed to carry in the boot over there, so the chances of them knowing what kind of rig you have are pretty slim.
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby mof000 » 18 Feb 2017, 17:24

MrWeetabix wrote:
Admiral wrote:Clearly the Nazis still have a foothold in Austria and don't embrace the CEPT policy.


Lets hope the Nazis don't have a foothold anywhere any more.


Depends how the French vote!
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Re: Driving across europe

Postby WeatherWatcher » 18 Feb 2017, 18:17

Another thing (not radio related) is type of car also can attract attention, - Was in a convoy going to the ring and every one of us got checked out both going and coming back even the van carrying spare wheels and tyres. Fortunately no one had to have their car recovered back to the UK but keep it simple, no noisy stereos, stickers can even cause offence and check on restrictions about dash cams if fitted. Speed camera /radar detectors are also frowned on.
My only ever purchased radar detector was seized in Spain, so also check what you display on sat nav systems.


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