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    OFCOM call site validation

    Now the nerds have mucked up AR on the Ofcom site does anyone know how we are supposed to access our callsign and to say validate it please?

    Also as secretary for http://herc-hastings.org.uk/ how...
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    Recruiting Mobile uses to use Amateur Radio

    I wonder what you all think of trying to persuade many of these avid users of mobile phones to at least get a Foundation licence so they can use such as the scarcely used channels on 10 m and 70 cm...
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    UK Pirate problem

    Can anyone please explain who in the UK is now responsible for prosecuting pirates on the AR bands, like the very efficient https://www.fcc.gov/what-we-do in the US? Ofcom appears to take no...
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    As the originator of this important thread it...

    As the originator of this important thread it seems to me once again many of especially some of the old Gs are missing the main points. To begin it is no longer valid to claim AR still provides a...
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    GB3HE Hastings Repeater

    Just a little note to announce the very popular GB3HE Repeater has been upgraded to cover a much larger area as below.

    The repeater is probably the most popular such as can be heard online at...
  6. Thread: Dying UK Clubs

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    I have been browsing through this thread I...

    I have been browsing through this thread I started some time ago, that seems to have created quite a lot of interest. Being at the age of 81 now and in no state to maintain massive antennas to embark...
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    Sle of Rare QSL Cards

    I do not know if I am allowed to post this here. But we have a member in our club who has a massive collection of QSL cards, some of which were acquired from others. He often writes articles on the...
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    Unless I am mistaken the probably far bigger ARRL...

    Unless I am mistaken the probably far bigger ARRL economises by emailing ALL NLs to its members as below:-

    • QST Magazine – your monthly membership journal
    • Online Services –
     QST online...
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    I have been told the number of envelopes needed...

    I have been told the number of envelopes needed by our QSO Manger has greatly increased to cover all 3 of the club call signs due to the new practice of posting cards as soon as possible no matter...
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    UK RSGB QSL FORUM

    I understand the various managers for UK RSGB QSL bureau used to keep QSL cards for awhile before sending them onto members with the SA envelopes which the members must provide. Now for some reason...
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    As usual the answer to regulation has to lie up...

    As usual the answer to regulation has to lie up to a point in the hands of the parties concerned, namely the HAMs themselves and Radio clubs. We can no longer expect Governments to fork out more...
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    Surely the ' magic ' of Amateur Radio ' is a...

    Surely the ' magic ' of Amateur Radio ' is a worldwide Community Spirit. Not just bragging about pointless short contacts such as in Contests. a good example is the large NETS from the US such as...
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    If the likes of me and a number of others happy...

    If the likes of me and a number of others happy to remain at the Foundation level indefinitely, and only interested in using Amateur Radio to have sensible meaningful QSOs with others, such as on VHF...
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    Forum Copyright and Club News Letters

    Club News Letters

    As the Editor of the Vital Spark the monthly NL of the Hastings Electronics and radio Club UK, I am wondering if anyone is able to grant us permission to quote postings in this...
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    SE England UK Repeaters

    If you want to listen into several Repeaters while using your PC anytime visit http://rilges.org.uk/liveaudio.asp Note by clicking on the bottom option you can listen in on ALL seven at once. In the...
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    UK Foundation Licence

    I noted in a NL issued by the RSGB a few months ago to affiliated clubs, that OFCOM appears to be under some pressure to try to force those like me content to remain at the Foundation stage as M3YXH...
  17. Thread: UK Repeaters

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    UK Repeaters

    Is it true that most UK repeaters no longer recognise a tone burst for access, and only recognise CTCSS?

    Also is this due to Ofcom banning the use of tone bust now, or if not they will not allow...
  18. Thread: Dying UK Clubs

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    In running a Google search for anything related...

    In running a Google search for anything related to our club I was amazed to see a link to this Thread, so someone must have though the subject important as do I. Hence the reason why I have sought to...
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    Thanks everyone

    Thanks everyone
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    If you say aniything obe the air or transmit any...

    If you say aniything obe the air or transmit any recording like a previous QSO, I do not see how you can do that without broadcasing for general reception. There is nothing to stop anyone listening...
  21. Thread: Dying UK Clubs

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    Dying UK Clubs

    As the Secretary of the Hastings Electronics and Radio Club (UK), unlike many other clubs we still survive well and provide regular training, because we not only strive to provide interesting...
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    UK licence Regulations

    I am a M3YXH happy to remain at the Foundation stage of the UK licence, if only because I am too old to clamber up ladders etc forever altering HF antennas. But I am informed I am still allowed to...
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    Thanks I will ask him. Actually he often sends me...

    Thanks I will ask him. Actually he often sends me articles for our monthly News Letter for http://www.radioclubs.net/herc/ But this one is a bit more important dealing with Fractal Antennas. I doubt...
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    Articles on Antennas

    I have clever UK G3 friend who often gets his articles on Antennas published such as in the RSGB RADCOM, and the Practical Wireless Magazines etc. But the PW now only accepts such material by the...
  25. Thread: Qsl cards

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    In the past 2 years since I acquired the...

    In the past 2 years since I acquired the beginners Foundation licence after being content to just listen in for some 60 years, I have acquired about 12 electronic QSLs, but only 2 QSL cards by post....
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