Tag: ham radio

  • My ham radio licensing journey is now over: M0ONP

    My ham radio licensing journey is now over: M0ONP

    A friend of my dad introduced me to ham radio when I was 7 years old. When I was 15 or so I passed my beginner’s exam and then I did nothing with it. I got my call sign when I was 24 years old and moving out of Argentina: LU5ARC. I never used it […]

  • Book Review: Advance! The Full Licence Book by Alan Betts, Steve Hartley

    Book Review: Advance! The Full Licence Book by Alan Betts, Steve Hartley

    This book felt of much lower quality than the previous two. There are many typos and editing errors and I noticed a few technical errors as well. I guess it makes sense the advanced saw less scrutiny than the beginner one as fewer people will ever get to this point. Or maybe it’s my bias […]

  • Book Review: Intermediate Licence – Building On The Foundation by Steve Hartley

    Book Review: Intermediate Licence – Building On The Foundation by Steve Hartley

    I’m not a good person to judge this book because I not only have a technical background in electronics, I also got my American Extra-level license (AC1DM) before this one, so, I had to study all this material a few months ago. This feel like a revision. Something that really surprises me about the book […]

  • Book Review: General Class by Gordon West

    Book Review: General Class by Gordon West

    I bought this book after watching a series of videos on YouTube that mentioned it: The book has a short introduction and then jumps straight into the question pool for the general class amateur radio exam. For each question, you have the four potential answers, followed by an explanation of the subject and the correct […]

  • Trying to decide on a VHF/UHF radio

    Trying to decide on a VHF/UHF radio

    Next month, I’m taking my test to get a ham radio licence here in the UK. This is not my first licence. I’ve got LU5ARC years ago, as I was leaving Argentina, so, I never really got to use it. Years before that I’ve got a Yaesu FT411E, but I never transmitted with it due […]