Getting a Full Licence – Then and Now

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gmham
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Re: Getting a Full Licence – Then and Now

Post by gmham » 25 Oct 2017, 12:45

1985 leith nautical college in Edinburgh. Vhf and up only at the time. Oh how we welcomed 6mtrs when it arrived ! Probably just as well as 12wpm morse was never going to be personally achieved and well think a good few would have slipped back to 11mtrs had 6mtrs and it's dx not became available?!
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Re: Getting a Full Licence – Then and Now

Post by thedeerhunter270 » 28 Nov 2017, 18:54

Here are the recently released Ofcom stats on licences:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... 0Radio.pdf

People aren't making it to the full licence.

Amateur Amateur Club Radio Licence 28/04/14 - 1482
Amateur Amateur Radio Foundation Licence 28/04/14 - 19027
Amateur Amateur Radio Intermediate Licence 28/04/14 - 8013
Amateur Amateur Radio Full Licence 28/04/14 - 53961

Amateur Amateur Club Radio Licence 28/08/17 - 1479
Amateur Amateur Radio Foundation Licence 28/08/17 - 22649
Amateur Amateur Radio Intermediate Licence 28/08/17 - 9739
Amateur Amateur Radio Full Licence 28/08/17 - 52195
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Re: Getting a Full Licence – Then and Now

Post by Checkpointcharlie » 04 Dec 2017, 13:09

Doesn't surprise me the system gives too much away at the first 2 levels....Give people a easy option they will take it simples.
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