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    Have the Intermediate exam booked for a couple of weeks time and then hopefully onto the full licence.

    I'm looking for recommendations for additional study/reading material to supplement the RSGB Full licence manual ?

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    M6HHE

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    Find yourself an RSGB or ARRL yearbook - doesn't matter what year. The older ones are just as good as recent ones, only the projects inside change.

    Check ebay, they start around 5 and are worth every penny, you'll be using it for reference for many years to come.

    Come to think of it any RSGB or ARRL book is a good read, the antenna ones are full of propagation information, useful or beginners.

    Try and get down to a rally, the RSGB often has a bin of "seconds" which can be had at a discount.

    Oh, and one last thing (that everyone forgets about), your local library almost certainly has a radio section, go and scour it

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    Thinking back a loooong way..... I used these two, as far as I recall.

    ARRL Handbook - here' s the latest version: http://www.arrl.org/shop/ARRL-Handbo...cover-Edition/

    RSBG Radio Communication Handbook - at the top of this page: http://www.rsgbshop.org/acatalog/Onl...chnical_6.html

    Probably more technical info and advice there than in the yearbooks, but they are, as Dem says, worth every penny.

    It's probably time I re-invested in a couple of these, to bring myself back to where I was back in 1984. Oo-er, I suddenly feel very old.......
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    thanks chaps

    Rgds

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    Well done so far, and good look for the intermediate.

    In addition to the reading material already suggested, I do think as much on air experience, along with lengthy chats with some experienced Hams at a club, is invaluable.

    Kind regards,



    Phil

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    Intermediate done....now onto the real reason I started on this journey...the Full licence.

    My aim is to have it done by the end of the year.....zero to hero in 6 months

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    Well done, keep going for the Full Licence.
    Current radios: VHF/UHF: 2 x Baofeng 2/70 Handhelds. VHF: Kenwood TR9130 2m multimode. HF: Kenwood TS930S-AT
    Home antennas planned: G5RV / G7FEK / end fed wire. 1/2 wave vertical for 10m. 6 element beam for 2m. Vertical collinear for 2/70
    Website for the 'day job': www.andrew-gilbert.com

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    Got there in the end.....M0NCL

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    Well done.

    Big difference in difficulty isn't it!

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    Phil

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    Congratulations! Back in our day......(he says, going off on another rant about how we had to do the hard stuff before we even got on the air...) But you've set yourself a target, gone for it and achieved it in the time frame you set yourself so you can feel mighty pleased.
    Current radios: VHF/UHF: 2 x Baofeng 2/70 Handhelds. VHF: Kenwood TR9130 2m multimode. HF: Kenwood TS930S-AT
    Home antennas planned: G5RV / G7FEK / end fed wire. 1/2 wave vertical for 10m. 6 element beam for 2m. Vertical collinear for 2/70
    Website for the 'day job': www.andrew-gilbert.com

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