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SeanB

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RAE exams
« on: October 18, 2012, 02:10:09 PM »
Just wrore my RAE...........



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MJLorton

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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 02:40:14 AM »
Excellent SeanB. What is involved in getting to write them here. In the USA it's very easy as there are so many exam centers and tests are held frequently.

I hope the news is good. Keep us in the loop. Is it easy to rewrite if you need to?
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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 11:19:44 AM »
I see you are wanting to do so as well, and it is very easy. You need to contact a local club to do the practical assessment, then fill in the forms and do the exam at the next session, probably March next year. 90 questions, and there is a textbook on the SARL website, along with some sample exams. 90 questions and you are done....... 3 did the test last night, almost outnumbered by the examiners.....

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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2012, 05:32:13 AM »
Almost outnumbered by the examiners....classic!

Do you have a radio / antenna setup yet...or what do you plan to buy....and are there any good HAM retailers in SA?
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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 11:44:05 AM »
No radio yet, and as I live in a block of flats it can be a little interesting. Good news is thanks to MTN I have a very good earth net, and a cable tray from the ground to the roof for cabling. Will be very restricted in Tx power though..............

Funny enough there are a lot of Ham retailers, though they are all in Gauteng and by you in CT. Hamrad used to have a Durban branch ( now a tyre fitment place) but they are still going in CT.

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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2012, 04:52:46 AM »
A block of flats can pose a few challenges but that can be part of the fun. I setup my FT-897 in a condo in the USA with a mobile screw driver antenna and achieved some great results on 10 meters. Later I used an end fed dipole which was great for 20 meters.

The last time I popped into Hamrad it looked like they were only doing electronic stuff...I think they might have seriously scaled back on the HAM bits...but I might be wrong.

What radios are you considering?
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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2012, 07:58:44 AM »
Nothing at present, will look at what is available and in price range.

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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2012, 02:06:35 PM »
ZS5TI, looking on Gumtree..........

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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2012, 02:51:27 AM »
ZS5TI, looking on Gumtree..........

Can't believe I missed this!!!! Congratulations Sean! Brilliant call sign...was that random or did you have some choice?

Ok...so if you are on Gumtree, what are you looking for...?
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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2012, 10:23:57 AM »
No joy on gumtree ( part of Fleabay) so went on SARL and used the advertisers. Got a little 2m handy talkie coming from the windy city sometime this week.

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Re: RAE exams
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2012, 10:55:18 AM »
No joy on gumtree ( part of Fleabay) so went on SARL and used the advertisers. Got a little 2m handy talkie coming from the windy city sometime this week.
Pop me an email on martin@mjlorton.com

I might have something for you.

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