[clug] Linux and Amateur Radio

Adam Baxter voltagex at voltagex.org
Thu Jan 14 20:56:34 MST 2010

Count me in!
I'd be interested in both learning to solder, and gaining a HAM license.

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Conrad Canterford <
conrad at mail.watersprite.com.au> wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-01-12 at 21:34 +1100, Mike Carden wrote:
> > Life, work and Uni have intervened in
> > the meantime but I have dusted off my radio quals to again hold a
> > license as an amateur.
> I'm thinking of re-entering the amateur radio ranks, after many many
> years of inactivity. The main thing holding me back is deciding whether
> I get a standard licence or an advanced. I can get a standard without
> argument because the ACMA records show that I hold an old Novice
> qualification. To get an advanced will require me to dig out some
> paperwork to show I was given exemption from having to hold the "full"
> theory qualification to hold the limited licence on academic study
> grounds, because that information does not appear in ACMAs records. To
> be honest, I probably don't need an advanced, but a part of me hates
> giving up ground just to avoid an argument with bureaucracy... :-).
> > Are there enough Amateur Radio cluggers or cluggers with an interest
> > in electronics / radio to start something new, or are the radio / make
> > / clug lists enough?
> Well, I'd be interested.
> My previous experiences with trying to make electronic components into
> electronic gadgets have conclusively demonstrated a fundamental
> inability to use a soldering iron in a way that results in a functioning
> end product. Add to that, my knowledge of the theory is so distant now
> that I'd have to re-learn pretty much everything anyway. I'd be more
> hindrance than help to anyone else, but I'd be interested in following
> along with other peoples work.
> Conrad.
> (formerly the holder of a novice, then a combined novice/limited amateur
> licence under the old licence arrangements).
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