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Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby kurisu » 10 Sep 2016, 12:31

Hi there, does anybody know of any foundation courses in the Liverpool area? would love to get to grips with the amateur side of radio calls rather than just scanning. I am willing to travel as I do drive but obviously not too far from Merseyside
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby EMarkM » 10 Sep 2016, 15:27

Can you get to Northwich?

We get quite a few from your end of things...
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby kurisu » 10 Sep 2016, 19:07

yeah northwhitch isn't too much of a journey. how much do courses usually cost?
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby EMarkM » 10 Sep 2016, 19:57

Foundation Course is a single weekend. You pay for the exam directly, plus you'll need to buy (and read!) the latest edition of the official Foundation book. You then pay, via us, just the room hire and for food and drinks. I think that bit comes to £10 per day, so £20 in total.

You don't pay us anything for the course; it's all voluntary.

Next Foundation Course is early October. Widnes & Runcorn ARC, at the village of Lostock Gralam, just outside Northwich.

I'll PM some contact details.
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby kurisu » 10 Sep 2016, 23:14

Thanks for the pm, once I get a bit of time to myself, I will get right on to it. I believe I have a choppy of the foundation book as a pdf from somewhere. Am I right in believing that morse code was taking from the test?
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby EMarkM » 11 Sep 2016, 04:11

Morse is still in, but you don't have to know any. You listen to some being sent, make a note of what you hear (the dits and dahs) on some paper, then translate it at your own pace, and then send some back using the same process.

It's fun, relaxed, and it's the only bit of CW you will ever have to "do", unless you want to take it further.

Hope to hear from you soon.
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby owza » 12 Sep 2016, 06:37

http://www.aimarc.co.uk/

Just up the A580, I could give you a lift.

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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby prettypolly » 13 Sep 2016, 14:20

theres standish chorley one in warrington ..newton le willows ..

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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby danny1990 » 17 Sep 2016, 07:17

I heard the locals on GB3LI talking about setting up their own HAM club in liverpool, I was preoccupied at the time to hear everything but i managed to hear a website mentioned http://liverpoolamateurradioclub.com/

You could check out the site and contact the admin for more information about what courses they will offer.

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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby gmbusman » 27 Dec 2016, 23:01

EMarkM wrote:Morse is still in, but you don't have to know any. You listen to some being sent, make a note of what you hear (the dits and dahs) on some paper, then translate it at your own pace, and then send some back using the same process.

It's fun, relaxed, and it's the only bit of CW you will ever have to "do", unless you want to take it further.

Hope to hear from you soon.


What's your nearest train station and when the next course I'm in stockport would need a lot of help as I have autism
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby EMarkM » 07 Jan 2017, 10:12

Oop, sorry GM, only just seen your post.

There is, apparently, a train station in the village itself, although I've never used it. Look up "Lostock Gralam".

We're hoping to arrange a Foundation course for some time in February, if there is sufficient interest.

Course is over both days of a single weekend, refreshments and lunch provided.

There's always plenty of help on hand for all students.

Let me know if you wish to know more.
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby FakeJake » 10 Jan 2017, 17:48

My friend (already in contact with Dave) is interested after missing the last 2 courses last year due to work. I'm sure Dave will email him about it when its confirmed
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby EMarkM » 10 Jan 2017, 18:30

I'll give him a nudge, Jake.

How are you, by the way?
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby stanogs68 » 10 Jan 2017, 21:29

prettypolly wrote:theres standish chorley one in warrington ..newton le willows ..

i dont think there is one in northwich but thats a trek from liverpool
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Re: Foundation Courses Liverpool

Postby prettypolly » 11 Jan 2017, 07:13

i never mentioned northwitch


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