I'm looking for #radioamateurs - pls boost or tell me. :)
@DC7IA I'm not one. Was thinking about becoming one for years, but never found the time.
Also, I don't want to write a log every time I transmit something. Documentation is already killing me at work, I don't want to have this also as a hobby.
@uhrheber You don't need to write a log.
In UK Ofcom have outsourced the exams to the volunteer groups at the radio clubs, which works "OK" but does mean they are dependent on the voluntary work of people reaching their late middle age/senior years and being able to find exam venues
Just had a look at BNetzA website to see what the exams are like.
Appears simlar to NL where the first two levels are combined into one,a bit more study but more privileges when you do get your license..
@DC7IA @uhrheber I noticed one US area did the "foundation" exams *every month* and was linked to volunteer ambulance service (makes perfect sense, our local radio club also has some meetings in the volunteer ambulance HQ)
I get impression UK is trying to copy this, but lacks the resources within both community and Ofcom to match what USA is doing.
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