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Old 16 June 2012, 06:53   #11
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thank you, will look into the course and might get the horizon hx when i pass
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Old 16 June 2012, 08:32   #12
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thank you, will look into the course and might get the horizon hx when i pass
You don't need to worry about passing or failing, the course does involve demonstrating that you have achieved the required standard but with a full day of coaching you will be fine.

As mentioned the course is quite long, but really worthwhile and if you find a good trainer it is great fun and will lead to all sorts of interesting extra bits of insight that you never knew you didn't now.
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Old 16 June 2012, 15:50   #13
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My experience is as above. I tutor said no-one fails. My class was an interesting bunch of nautical types. A few narrow-boaters, yachties, divers and some going on flotilla holidays in the med. There was one teenager who found it "boring" who clearly didn't want to be there having been dragged there by her parents. She did have to do the assessment again but still got her ticket.
I found it very interesting and enjoyable, made more so by the experience (or lack) of my fellow students.

My top tips:
Its "Over" OR "Out" and not a big 10-4 good buddy.
Don't try asking for a rig check to see if you are burning anyone's needle by using a kicker and a big twig.
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Old 16 June 2012, 20:02   #14
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My top tips: Its "Over" OR "Out" and not a big 10-4 good buddy. Don't try asking for a rig check to see if you are burning anyone's needle by using a kicker and a big twig.
Blimey, that takes me back. Does anyone know if people still use CB radio in the UK or has it died a death?
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A quick Google search shows that there are plenty of stores that still stock these (including Maplin). There is even a specialist store for 4x4 ones.
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Old 18 June 2012, 17:57   #16
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Blimey, that takes me back. Does anyone know if people still use CB radio in the UK or has it died a death?
The 4x4's and farmers still use the rigs. And perhaps some truckers...

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