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Questions specific to rules, regulations, and practices in the United Kingdom.

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How do I report an emergency using ham radio?

If I'm in the wilderness with ham equipment but no phone signal, how would I report an emergency? Is there a particular frequency I would use, a particular protocol or suchlike?
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Encrypted traffic and amateur radio

Am I allowed to send encrypted traffic via any medium or any frequency, or is this completely barred (and thus everything has to be open with no exceptions?)
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UK Foundation - initial practical assessment, what to expect?

I'm going to be starting the Foundation course in the next few weeks, and have been offered an initial practical assessment at a member's shack to save time for the club during the course. The call ...
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Licensing a group of BaoFeng BF-888s in the UK

I've purchased a couple of BaoFeng BF-888S's for personal use with friends. I've been told these radios can't be used legally without a licence and given the usage, I doubt I could faithfully even ...
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How do you calculate the field strength at a given distance?

Given this question from the full license exam in the UK: What is the field strength at a distance of 7m from an antenna with an effective radiated power of 100W? in which the answer is: 10 V/m ...
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Can I operate in the United Kingdom with a US license?

Can my license from the United States be used to operate while I'm in the United Kingdom?