Hams of Bletchley Park


7 Responses to “Hams of Bletchley Park”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Get a license and join the fun Cory.

    Pat N8VW

  2. Anonymous says:

    not so unspoken a rule now, is it?

  3. rebdav says:

    If you test in the US (not sure if you have some sort of residence there you can use) it is quite easy for anyone with a tech backround, and no morse code required. I have fun with HF data and low power earth-moon-earth operations. Build a QRP radio with sometimes hundreds of miles range for $10 the size of a match box.

  4. a50mhzham says:


    As a citizen of Canada, as I believe you are, testing in the US is not going to happen. But the requirements for a license up there are similar to the US, and the Canadian Basic class license is similar to the US license class Technician. No morse code requirement in either case, and the questions you’ll get on the test are all posted on the web, along with the answers. Anyone that can memorize 4 multiple guess answers each for 65 or so questions, along with which one is the RIGHT answer, can pass this test. If you have some slight exposure to basic physics or/and electronics, you would probably already know the answers to some of the questions. Others are rules-n-regs and just have to be memorized.

    It’s not hard. My wife has problems with remote controls for the TV/DVD player, and she’s licensed.

    Also: The 11-year sunspot cycle is at it’s low point now, with evidence that it’s on the upswing. In a few years, the 6-meter band (the Magic Band) will be jumping and continent-hopping conversations on a Technician-class license will become much more common.



  5. Jon Adair says:

    Some ham clubs have really neat station locations like the USS Missouri.

    Then there are DXpeditions to remote places like Peter I Island or Scarborough Reef.

  6. sergio_101 says:

    hey, corey…

    these days, the test is REALLY easy.. and it’s amazing how many people are on there…

    some neat stuff going on..

    let me know if you are interested in learning more.

    73 de kb8qpt


  7. Kieran O'Neill says:

    On seeing the headline in my RSS reader, it took me just a few seconds to click from the image of a room full of smoked pigs’ legs in an aging Victorian mansion back to that of a rack of large boxy things with lots of knobs and dials making strange whistling and hissing noises interspersed with human voices.

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