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2*0 done and dusted

Post by M6UCW » 27 Nov 2014, 07:53

10 of us sat the intermediate exam in north London last night with 9 passing (the 10th being a near miss but a good try by a 12 year old).

Looking forward to the new call sign and being able to crank up the power.
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by GeeFull » 27 Nov 2014, 08:01

Very well done! :thumbup:
I am sure the youngster who had a near miss, will sail through next time! :thumbup:

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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by bigpimp347 » 27 Nov 2014, 09:52

M6UCW wrote:
Looking forward to the new call sign and being able to crank up the power.
that's what it's all about going from 100w to buying a big linear :)

no offence and it's not a stab at you, but do you really think 10w to 50w will make much difference ??
glad you've got a decent callsign coming and not just going to be another 100w CBer with an M6.
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by M6UCW » 27 Nov 2014, 10:36

Currently I only have radios that max at 50w and based on having a low altitude QTH and when mobile, the extra watts could help me overcome a few obstacles.

As for the youngster, I'm sure he will be sitting it again soon and has his father (a G call sign I think) to help him get there.
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by andymuza » 27 Nov 2014, 11:18

Congratulations.
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by cmn » 27 Nov 2014, 11:26

Grats!

...what are you gonna do about your username? xD
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by owza » 27 Nov 2014, 13:29

10w to 50w can make a lot of difference, especially when the IQ0 trying to key over you is using 4w.

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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by dxgtlswr » 27 Nov 2014, 13:56

Congrats on the pass.

I'm Already reading the 'intermediate licence' book and find it very interesting indeed. Evidently: About electronics and more rules to abide!.

I intend to do the 'intermediate exam' hopefully, sometime next year.

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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by M6UCW » 27 Nov 2014, 19:15

Thanks guys,

User name to be updated once the new call sign is issued - hoping my latest end of Friday next week - my M6 only took a week to be issued.


dxgtlswr,

also have a look at hamtests.co.uk - good for exam training with a time limit but allow 15 minutes to do the optical marking sheet.

The electronics side was my weaker point but there's sufficient easier stuff to get a pass plus I had to learn to solder for the practical.

I have the exam secrets book however I've never opened it - just did up to 4 ham tests a day plus a mock exam last week.
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by ChrisCSL » 27 Nov 2014, 19:38

Congratulations and well done.

50W is not 'QRP' by any means, it is 'Middlepower'.

Strange. For a site that is mainly thought of as a CB site with some hams on it, we do seem to be generating more new Werthers-Suckers on here than the exclusive 'Ham' sites do.

Perhaps it's 'the mixing' ... the 'crossover'. That's how I got started, so maybe it goes on.

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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by 108EH002 » 27 Nov 2014, 19:47

Ah,but is the founder of TM1 not a G call ;) well done on the pass.
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by M6UCW » 27 Nov 2014, 22:03

Thanks all
ChrisCSL wrote:Congratulations and well done.
50W is not 'QRP' by any means, it is 'Middlepower'.
Strange. For a site that is mainly thought of as a CB site with some hams on it, we do seem to be generating more new Werthers-Suckers on here than the exclusive 'Ham' sites do.
Perhaps it's 'the mixing' ... the 'crossover'. That's how I got started, so maybe it goes on.


Since when was TM1 thought of as mainly a CB site? It's the home of radio, maybe just a bit over crowded by CB'ers and whats with the "Wethers-suckers" comment???
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by ChrisCSL » 27 Nov 2014, 22:17

M6UCW wrote:Thanks all
ChrisCSL wrote:Congratulations and well done.
50W is not 'QRP' by any means, it is 'Middlepower'.
Strange. For a site that is mainly thought of as a CB site with some hams on it, we do seem to be generating more new Werthers-Suckers on here than the exclusive 'Ham' sites do.
Perhaps it's 'the mixing' ... the 'crossover'. That's how I got started, so maybe it goes on.


Since when was TM1 thought of as mainly a CB site? It's the home of radio, maybe just a bit over crowded by CB'ers and whats with the "Wethers-suckers" comment???
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by Transwarp » 27 Nov 2014, 23:29

M6UCW wrote:10 of us sat the intermediate exam in north London last night with 9 passing (the 10th being a near miss but a good try by a 12 year old).

Looking forward to the new call sign and being able to crank up the power.
Just to pass on my congrats to you, well done. :thumbup:

Also noted that some posters on this thread still can't resist though. :roll:
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Re: 2*0 done and dusted

Post by kr0ne » 28 Nov 2014, 08:41

Yeah, congratulations! :thumbup:

I've stuck a big pack of Werthers in the post for you. Be sure to crunch them though... ;)

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