Post from Nigel Bazely GD6AFB
Now that we have completed two Foundation courses, with a third on the way, the team thought it would be a great idea if we invite you all to a new licence holder day at Barrule House, on the Ronaldsway Industrial Estate this Saturday.
We plan to have a few transceivers setup, both in the building and in cars, there will be an opportunity to have a practice on the air, and try out some of the different options – handheld, base or mobile, covering HF through to UHF.
Also, we plan to have dummy loads available, so those of you who are a bit nervous can limit your range to the building, should you wish to practice among yourselves. If you’ve already bought some kit, then bring it along and let us see, should you need help setting up, we would be delighted to assist you. If you’re having problems enrolling with Ofcom or applying for your new callsign, we are here to help.
There will also be some SDR (Software Defined Radio) software and hardware on show that you can try. Additionally, those of you who have passed the practical and have their completed assessment sheets, can operate under the Club callsign with supervision.
It would be great if you could come down and see us between 16:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 4th March, we’d love to see how you’re all getting on.
Those of you you fancy talking on the way in we will be monitoring 145.550 and GB3IM