Sunday, 20 June 2010

Jane M6VVP Takes To The Airwaves!

Congratulations are in order to Jane, my girlfriend, on passing her amateur radio Foundation Licence. 

Not only did Jane pass her Foundation Licence, but she also achieved the maximum possible pass rate with all her answeres being correct! WELL DONE JANE! 

Although I have only known Jane since the end of 2009, I had kept my radio hobby well away from her because some consider it to be one of those 'geeky' hobbies. I have to agree it's not for everybody, but I remember the total surprise when Jane eventually caught sight of my IC7000, she actually seemed to be impressed and promptly suggested that we go out and do some 'hilltopping'! I don't have to tell you how surprised I was. Once I had come round, Jane told me that her father was a radio ham. She quickly wanted to become licenced so we could enjoy the hobby together. Amazing! 

In the space of three or four months, Jane studied for her Foundation Licence at the Worksop Amateur Radio Society. I remember her first mock exam, which did not go at all well. The reason I mention this is because, in that short space of time, she studied hard and flew through her exam in such a short space of time, that only somebody as dedicated as Jane could have done this in such a short space of time. Of course thanks are due to the brilliant work of the tutors at the Worksop group, without whom, etc. but what an achievement Jane!