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Mattyb1989
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Call Sign : 26-CT-4250
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Join date : 2021-09-13
QTH or Location : Yate, Bristol
Equipment Used : Baofeng UV5R
Age : 32

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PostSubject: Call sign request (Issued)   sign - Call sign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 11:44 am

Good morning all,
I'm Matt from the outskirts of Bristol.
Totally new to the hobby with lots to learn, after spending a few evenings reading up some bits I bought a cheap handheld to listen to what was floating about in my local area.
A call sign would be great for when I invest on some decent kit!
Kind regards,
Matty
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PostSubject: Re: Call sign request (Issued)   sign - Call sign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 2:44 pm

Hi Matt,

Welcome to Charlie Tango.


....and welcome to the hobby, totally new with a million paths & opportunities to explore! Smile sign - Call sign request (Issued) 1f44d 

You have the Baofeng listed in your equipment which is capable of PMR frequencies. I do believe that there is some PMR action in and around the Bristol area so may be worth listening for the 8@8. (Sundays 8pm, Channel 8 - 446.0937MHz).

You could also look at the Amateur Radio Foundation licence, now with online exams, free online training and opens a host of bands, frequencies and modes to you. Exam fee is less than £30 and you already have the Baofeng which would open 2m and 70cm Amateur bands to you. (I have a homemade beam and use my little Baofeng to talk around East Anglia through the repeater network!)

Then of course we have CB radio, nowadays with the legal use of Sideband & AM modes which can carry your transmissions around the world when the right conditions are in

All exciting stuff!
Don't let it all overwhelm you, radio can become a lifetime hobby. Wink

Also don't be afraid to ask any questions on the forum, there's a really helpful bunch of people here.


Call signs are usually issued most days and your profile is all filled in ready to go, so just keep an eye on this posting for when our Mr. Gary Wilson allocates you.


All the best,
Victor
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PostSubject: Re: Call sign request (Issued)   sign - Call sign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 6:11 pm

Hello Matt, welcome to the forum.

I am delighted to allocate you 26-CT-4250 may you have good luck with it.

I would definitely concur with victors comments with regard to the radio you have bought. There might be some action on PMR but I would imagine you'd do better on the 2m & 70cm Amateur bands. You can do your foundation exams online now and get your license in a couple of months. Whatever you decide all the best of luck to you.

73's Gary.

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Mattyb1989
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Call Sign : 26-CT-4250
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QTH or Location : Yate, Bristol
Equipment Used : Baofeng UV5R
Age : 32

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PostSubject: Re: Call sign request (Issued)   sign - Call sign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 6:53 pm

Evening Gents,

Thank you very much for the advice and call sign allocation, listening in to the 8&8 last night was actually what prompted me to look a bit further into the call signs etc and pointed me this way.

I will continue keeping an ear out on the PMR channels and look into the foundation licence, Could you point me to a link for the online examination?

Kind regards,
Matty

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PostSubject: Re: Call sign request (Issued)   sign - Call sign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 7:47 pm

Hi again Matty,

I can thoroughly recommend Essex Ham for their online training course and invaluable help in obtaining your Foundation licence and what is required. Many members here including myself passed Foundation with their help.
Link as follows :-

https://www.essexham.co.uk/train/foundation-online/


Worth starting there first and signing up to their course before booking an examination with the RSGB which can be found at the following link :-

https://rsgb.org/main/rsgb-examination-booking/


Do see what is required with Essex Ham first before booking your exam so that you're not caught out unexpectedly. (I had to ask for a friends help with the loan of a Windows laptop having a webcam as I run a Linux machine.)


I hope that helps and do wish you the very best with it all.


All the best,
Victor
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Equipment Used : Optima, Superstar 360fm, Stalker 9fdx, President Jack
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PostSubject: Re: Call sign request (Issued)   sign - Call sign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeMon Sep 13, 2021 10:45 pm

Hello and welcome, Matty.

73s John.
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Posts : 1710
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Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Stryker sr955hpc, Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N,CRTSS9900, Cobra 148 GTL-DX MK2, Cobra 2000 GTL, Zetagi B550p, Bremi BRL200, RM KL200P, KL203P, KL703, Sirio 4000, Sirio 3000 Bull, Stryker SR-A10, Antron99 Fire up , Hawkins Thunderbolt SSD58+ , Sirio 827, KPO NM532-KPO NM452- Astatic 575M6 Astatic D104 Silver Eagle, , Uniden and AOR scanner
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Hi Matty, welcome to the CTDX group 
73s 
Steve.
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