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PostSubject: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 3:52 pm

Do you get the feeling ur having a bad day, I have lost the foundation exam by one point it could only happen to me, gutted is a under statement...
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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 4:12 pm

It's just not me, I think the rsgb mock is a complete waste of time, the man who told me to print it off who works for the rsgb , I am not going to name him, the mock papers are about much use as a chocolate fireguard
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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 4:20 pm

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That's happened to me three times ,no joke , was beginning to think it was a conspiracy against old CBers lol but joking apart I know how your feeling 100% ATM .
,,, what was your score on the first few...
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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 4:31 pm

I know what you mean about the bands dropping out, was going to consider having my Hf wideband,, it was great 40 year ago
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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 4:57 pm

Don't give up both of you.
This is the first post i have seen where a member has owned up to not passing but i bet there are a few more.
I had no faith in myself when taking the test but my wife had also our own Victor.
I agree some questions i got hadn't been covered anywhere i had been looking or in any mock tests i did and i did a lot of them on that app.
Chin up guy's and head down you both can do it.

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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 5:14 pm

Have you got that app.
UK ametuer radio mock tests.
I just sat with it even watching tv and did a quick 10 question during adverts.
There are hundreds of questions and if you do enough they might spring to mind on the test.

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Yes got it now, keep looking at the questions
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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 6:58 pm

Definitely don't give up Martin & Chris, 20 & 40 meters are still really good DX bands and can be pretty crowded at the weekends even if it's contests it's nice to hear some activity. 

I've moved away from London now to the midlands and C.B. in south London was all but dead not withstanding the nets we all know about. I've not got properly set up at my new QTH but a flick around the C.B. channels with the Wilson 1000 plugged in is not looking great. On the other hand I've worked into Europe with a wire thrown up from my garden fence on 20 & 40!! 

73's Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 7:07 pm

So sorry to hear of your exam woes Chris. Sad

I'm with Alan on his point, don't think I've seen anyone post up about failing the exam before. I'd say well done for having the courage to admit it mate.

It's a real downer and can leave you feeling "what's the point" but try not to be too disheartened. You can chalk it up to experience and have another try, anything is possible if you really want it. Smile


If it helps any I'm probably already forgetting some of what I learned.......I mean, why would you ever need to know how high the ionospheric layers are anyway? Very Happy
(In Kilometres too?!?!)

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Martin, I hadn't realised how many attempts you'd had before mate. If you are serious about giving it another go whilst it's available on line it might be worth checking out the options for those with Dyslexia. You never know mate Smile




All the best fellas,

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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeThu Jan 28, 2021 7:19 pm

Nice point Gary mate and a good positive feel.

Got to admit, apart from the 'skip' in the summer CB is pretty dead our way, but I can tune in any of the Ham bands and there's always something going on. I'm personally glad of the support I got from you lot on CT to becoming a Ham and so glad I finally plunged in Smile

I was overjoyed when our Alan passed his Foundation, especially after the countless emails and constantly telling him he could do it! Very Happy

I'm sure I'll still be just as happy of hearing others successes.....

....and applaud those giving it another go too!

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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 12:19 am

Bad luck, Chris. But as the others have said, don't give in, I am sure you will get there.👍

Good luck to you and Martin, if you decide to go for it again.👍

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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 7:30 am

"worth checking out the options for those with Dyslexia"
You get longer to do the test and i think you can have a reader with you.
As with Victor i also have forgotten a lot of what i learned.
And memory span i think a fly has a longer one than me.
Just keep at it and some will sink in without you knowing.

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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 10:10 am

Do not give up, you have put the time in, its like a driving test anything can happen on the day, a few different questions and you would be smiling. On my test I logged in late, lost sound and fell apart with some questions, but scraped over the line. On my mock test was getting 25/26  26/26 and was getting 20/26 before starting the Essex ham course and still just made it.If your interested I have been on the ham bands for 5 weeks and will be posting an update to an original post made back at the end of December about my experiences and contacts, good and bad. This may help WHEN you pass and you will.
keep the faith .
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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeFri Jan 29, 2021 10:20 am

I know it’s easy for others to say, but don’t stress, and definitely don’t give up!  Just treat the exam as an authentic mock and part of the training, which better prepares you for the next one.

There’s an old saying (that I can’t remember) that basically says something is worth more if it takes effort to achieve...nowhere could that be more true than Amateur Radio.

If it was worth your interest to get started and study, it’s sure as hell worth a little bit more effort to get over the line.

Far from HF being dead, it’s absolutely coming alive of late. 

Best of luck on the re-takes.

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Mark
You say you fell apart on the exam.
I fell apart before that stage and that was when i put the pic in my avatar lol.
Keep the faith gent's and ladies you WILL get there if i can then YOU CAN.

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Lots of incentive for you there Chris, fantastically positive vibes from everyone for you. 👍



Mark, M7RKS, Look forward to your posting about your new Ham experiences.

In fact it would be great to hear the experiences both good and bad from all our newly qualified Ham members.

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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 31, 2021 1:01 pm

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Oh I agree the mock ones the questions on those half are if not all are not even in the real test ,and it's not my imagination on the test they always seem to put a question in that you've never seen any info about or a question that TBH makes no sense, and there is some who  sayes  why  cant you pass the foundation it's easy,  maybe it is to some ,but as I said me three times failed and i know I'm not think I'm dyslexic yes , but not think infact i know more about radio then some Amateurs .

Why would they put the actual test questions in the mock exam that you get the answer sheet with?

You are not asked anything that isn't in the foundation study book.
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PostSubject: Re: BAD Day foundation exam    BAD Day foundation  exam  Icon_minitimeSun Jan 31, 2021 2:05 pm

I agree dammed stupid question, three people one to make the tea, one person to hold the ladder and one to climb.. Its OK people saying it's in the book but if you don't absorb it's a tricky one...
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Martin
I am sure i read a question like that ladder one on the Essex course.
Another one on the same subject was why have 2 people when using a ladder.

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