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Clubs, Groups and Societies For discussions about various clubs, groups and societies relating to our hobbies, such as the BVWS (incl NVCF), BATC, RSGB, APTS, CLPGS, THG, TCC etc. This is NOT an official forum for any of these organisations.

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Old 16th May 2021, 10:29 am   #41
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Thanks David, my views and experience are exactly in line with yours and I thought I was alone in having them.

On the subject of "sociopathic elitists" I agree that they're in the minority. On the other hand they tend to be the most vocal in stating their views (rather like the rest of society!).

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Old 16th May 2021, 3:08 pm   #42
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I wonder how some of them felt, or what they said, when G8 was given full HF permission about 20 years ago 😄 ?

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Old 16th May 2021, 4:41 pm   #43
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Also I wonder how some feel about the fact that if you were a newly licenced user can buy 'old' call signs....
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Old 18th May 2021, 6:53 pm   #44
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Is that really true? It used to be that you had to be able to show near relationship to the original holder of a vintage callsign before you could ask for it. Has that changed?
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Old 18th May 2021, 8:47 pm   #45
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I'm sure that today - as was ever the case - there will be members of every radio club that still exists, who do have considerable expertise, who welcome and encourage newcomers, offer training and guidance, arrange talks, organise rallies and so forth, and in a cheerless world, countless amateurs will derive much enjoyment from going on air. We can't create a future by living in the past, but for me, the remnants of the hobby as I once knew it, is alive and well in the G-QRP Club. (Still a joy to receive SPRAT).

Well said David, my thoughts exactly.
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Old 19th May 2021, 9:31 am   #46
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David has said it all. "The Last Word" should be removed from Radcom and replaced by
a new "Technical Topics", the original the sole feature I enjoyed, by the former G3VA (SK)

I took my RAE when B licencees were given 50 and 70MHz. Nowadays may radio users
have access to frequencies for which no exam or licence is required.
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