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WanderingEMT
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Call Sign : 163-CT-325
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Join date : 2022-05-25
QTH or Location : Caernarfon
Equipment Used : Baofeng BF-888

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PostSubject: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeWed May 25, 2022 2:36 am

Hello everyone!

I'm new here, and kind of new to the whole radio world in some ways. I've used radios for years in the emergency services world and also as a (now lapsed) aviator.

I'd like a callsign to get into the PMR466 community- I'm starting simple and on a budget with a Baofeng BF-888. I'm planning on joining the Sunday night net from hope mountain in north east Wales - good chance of a line of site to others in the north West of England. My QTH is near Caernarfon in north Wales though.

I also have an old CB radio that I might try.

Longer term I'm thinking of going for my foundation licence, but that will be in the autumn. In the meantime, il be licence free. I'd really like a callsign so I can bridge the gap between gobbing off into a radio and having a little more etiquette as I get into the hobby!

73s to all!
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Victor
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3228 Ham M7VIC
Posts : 3417
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Join date : 2019-11-10
QTH or Location : Bedford
Equipment Used : Various

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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeWed May 25, 2022 6:10 am

Hi Dafydd,

Welcome to Charlie Tango.


Great intro and good to hear about your radio activities and interests. 
You'll be surprised of what can be achieved on the little bf-888 both on PMR as well as licensed 70cm frequencies.

Your profile is complete ready to go for call sign allocation so just keep an eye on this posting for when admin responsible issues you.

Many here have taken similar radio adventures leading onto becoming licensed Amateur Radio operators so if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask on the forum. There's plenty of helpful members here more than willing to help out where they can.

May I wish you the very best with your radio interests and aspirations as well as good luck with your future plans of undertaking the Foundation exam. (Definitely do it, glad I finally did as I've never had so much radio fun! Smile )


All the best,
Victor

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StevieG
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Call Sign : 26-CT-3239 , 26-TG-987 , 26-RB-060 , 26-CO-3239
Posts : 2092
Times Thanked : 111
Join date : 2019-09-30
QTH or Location : SW London
Equipment Used : Kenwood TS570DG, Stryker sr955hpc, Colt Excalibur SSB, President GrantII JacksonII McKinley EU, CRTSS6900N,CRTSS9900, KPO DX5000 Plus, 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
Age : 60

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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeWed May 25, 2022 7:36 am

Hi Dafydd, welcome to the CTDX group
73s
Steve.

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WanderingEMT
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Call Sign : 163-CT-325
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Join date : 2022-05-25
QTH or Location : Caernarfon
Equipment Used : Baofeng BF-888

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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeWed May 25, 2022 1:01 pm

Hi Victor, Steve!
Thanks for the warm welcome!
I've actually used the baofengs for years at events - despite being a bit of a grey area they're the backbone of event control for many events and as I often have a site radio when I'm doing event medic work, I'm really familiar with them. In commercial use at events they've never let me down over the last few years. I'm hoping for at least 10 miles range up the mountains...

I actually thought I'd get into radio a bit more (exception airwave and baofengs) after watching Ringway Manchester's videos on YouTube. Kind of gave me a bit of a bug once again!

I joined the PMR Sunday night net group on Facebook and was amazed to see how much interest there was. So looked up the baofengs, realised I could get a pair of 888s for £20 (also handy for hiking/fishing/whatever with the wifey)... And then realised that baofeng have some nice looking 2/1.2/.7 metre radios for what is effectively beer money. I'll wait to buy myself one as a congratulations for passing my foundation though so it doesn't lead to temptation in the mean time!

Thanks for the welcome and 73s to all!

WanderingEMT / D

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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeWed May 25, 2022 10:59 pm

Hello and welcome, Dafydd.

73s John.

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Call Sign : 163-CT-325
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeThu May 26, 2022 4:31 pm

Hi John! Thanks for the welcome!

73s WanderingEMT / D

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Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ
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QTH or Location : Braunston Northamptonshire.
Equipment Used : Radios & Wires & Stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeThu May 26, 2022 5:26 pm

Hello Dafydd, welcome to the forum.

I am delighted to allocate you 163-CT-325 may you have good luck with it.

73's Gary.

C.T. Admin.

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WanderingEMT
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Call Sign : 163-CT-325
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Equipment Used : Baofeng BF-888

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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeThu May 26, 2022 5:58 pm

Many thanks Gary, I am sure I will. I'll try it out on the channel 8 net this Sunday at my QTH (but probably won't get anything!) And again mobile from hope mountain next Sunday!

Thanks and 73!

WanderingEMT / D
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Call Sign : 26-CT-1836 Ham 2E0GGQ
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PostSubject: Re: Hello and callsign request (Issued)   callsign - Hello and callsign request (Issued) Icon_minitimeThu May 26, 2022 8:00 pm

You're very welcome Dafydd, I hope you make plenty of contacts.

73's Gary.
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