The UK has a network of around amateur radio repeaters. These are commonly on 2 metres and 70cm, although there are repeaters for other bands and modes. A repeater can receive a weak signal, or a signal from a portable user, and re-transmit it over a wider area. A repeater listens on a particular frequency, called the Input frequency. If it hears a valid signal, it will re-transmit the signal on the Output frequency. Only one person should transmit at a time, otherwise the signals will overlap.
Arthur Aldrich: Because I love theatre. I can remember as most people can, the first time I went to the theatre, but it was not until I came out of the Army after my National Service when I was persuaded to join an amateur group in Coventry where I lived, that I got involved. I started by building scenery and then I was given a small part to play and it went from there. I enjoyed acting and later directing. I had worked in a bank and was then employed in a minor management role at Courtaulds [a large factory in Coventry] — so why not try theatre management? Theatre in the s was expanding, new professional theatres were opening, repertory theatre was at probably its strongest point. Before then theatre management had been a last resort job, reserved for men who looked good standing front of house in a DJ.
The Tournament was the original country-club sponsored hole stroke play competition for amateurs In the United States. It simply was an idea whose time had come. Until the amateur golf format nationwide was match play. The custom was to have one or two rounds of stroke play to qualify for the "match play flights. The usual qualifying round determined the makeup and the pairings of the numerous flights.
Below a number of Q signals are listed whose meanings most often need to be expressed with brevity and clarity in amateur radio work. Q signals take the form of a question only when each is sent followed by a question mark. QRB How far are you from my station? QRG Will you tell me my exact frequency? QRH Does my frequency vary?