PDA

View Full Version : Amateur Radio, anyone interested?



Lloyd
01-31-2008, 05:20 AM
As the title says, anyone interested in it? its sorta like broadcasting except you cant stream music over it. 8D

Baabaa Productions
01-31-2008, 05:37 AM
I am a Radio Amateur in the UK G0DVZ...its is radio, its also much more, its also Television, its Satellite,RTTY ,Radio over the Internet and so on.Its a great hobby.

Mark




As the title says, anyone interested in it? its sorta like broadcasting except you cant stream music over it. 8D

Lloyd
01-31-2008, 05:40 AM
Awsome, Ive got a foundation licence in Aus, VK7FLDJ, Its a great hobby.

Whops just noticed a typo in the title

Baabaa Productions
01-31-2008, 05:51 AM
Hi not sure of the set up in Aus, but here morse code is not required any more(I had to do it to get an A Class licence). I am sure you will enjoy the hobby....I did Amateur TV for a long time and its great fun...now its on the higher spectrum so its mainly by Sat dish. Enjoy.


Mark




Awsome, Ive got a foundation licence in Aus, VK7FLDJ, Its a great hobby.

Whops just noticed a typo in the title

Lloyd
01-31-2008, 05:55 AM
Nah, morse code isnt needed here any more, My dad had to do it, to get an advanced licence, but he never used the morse code part.

Ive had my licence for 10-11 months now, i hardly use it because theres no one my age into it. im going to go for a higher licence soon. so it will be all good

Baabaa Productions
01-31-2008, 08:58 PM
Well I hope you go for the higher licence. I started with a B licence which was UHF and VHF only and then took the morse test to get on the rest of the bands. I never used morse apart from when I was being tutored. Managed to pass the test and locked the key away.

My Dad was an amateur also and so was my uncle in Canada so it must be in the blood.

Mark

Lloyd
02-12-2008, 09:44 AM
Thanks, im not sure when im going to upgrade but...

and who said the might like amateur radio????

speak up!

Hope Radio
02-13-2008, 11:28 AM
I have had my ticket since i was 8 years old

KC6KFQ

Baabaa Productions
02-13-2008, 04:13 PM
Good to see we have one more Radio Amateur on the site. From 8 years old that is great for the hobby. I was quite older when I joined the RSGB as a listener and got my first licence 25 years ago this December. I still enjoy the hobby.

Regards Mark G0DVZ

James
02-14-2008, 04:57 AM
im sorta interested, i like going on the air on the net, but im interested about this.. is it legal :) tell me more..

Lloyd
02-14-2008, 06:43 AM
is what legal?

playing music over it isnt legal in aussie, infact anything for the listerns enjoyment isnt legal. You can do news and things.

http://www.wia.org.au <-- the wireless insitute of aussie
http://www.wia.org.au/licences/foundation/about/ <-- infomation on foundation licence. (Basic licence)

http://reast.asn.au/ <-- the southern tasmania radio club


enjoy

Baabaa Productions
02-14-2008, 11:00 AM
You can also do amateur TV with sound and pictures using microwave dishes. You can use the net as well as long as you are licensed. Or you can just talk to people all around the world.....without a computer or telephone. Its a great hobby.

Mark

Lloyd
02-15-2008, 09:13 AM
James will love it, not sure about amateur Radio TV down here. Well its not, to say the least common.

James
02-15-2008, 09:43 AM
im looking more into it.. ive seen a few antennas around my suburb in the last few weeks.. im looking at a small club to join. (the ;) one on the domain)

Lloyd
02-15-2008, 10:19 PM
yeah, thats the one im in. http://reast.asn.au/ <-- is basically the one on top of the domain. i think. meh cant remember but... next exam for a foundation licence is
next week! hmm there will be another on in a months time though.

James
02-15-2008, 11:57 PM
the club im joining is kinda an illegal one. they dont use amateure radio there, they broadcast on the tevevision waves :D and on fm radio. which is awesome

Lloyd
02-16-2008, 12:14 AM
you are talking about the on on top of the domain? arnt you?

Hope Radio
02-16-2008, 12:22 AM
hey gang i have purchased a Bell Western Electric Touch Tone TT 2500 Phone
wonder if anybody knows where i can get a schematic to add 2 1/4 jacks for the mixer

James
02-16-2008, 01:08 AM
you are talking about the on on top of the domain? arnt you?

are u a member? theres only 3 guys who operate it.. ITS NOT AMATEUR RADIO! they broadcast tv and fm signals :|

Lloyd
02-16-2008, 08:07 AM
im a member of the amateur radio club, on top of the domain.

James
02-16-2008, 08:21 AM
sweet ;) different club though

RRR
02-16-2008, 01:02 PM
Hi James Ive been into amateur radio for some years now, I have only the ''m'' class licence here and have done for some years

James
02-28-2008, 10:08 AM
hmmm... ive seen a few antennas around lol. just got me thinking :)

sean_l337
04-18-2008, 05:03 AM
wow, sounds gr8