You missed my point about tick tests.
The tick test is like a lottery. Any person could
have a stab at ticking the boxes and possibly pass the test, knowing
nothing about the subject. Or
Assuming one did a crash course in a subject and
then had some knowledge and then took the test, the answer is one the
paper and there is a good chance it would be recognized. On the other hand
if exams were like the type that preceded the tick test there was no chance of
guesswork because the student was presented with a BLANK sheet of paper, a pen
and the exam questions.
One was expected to get at least 60% with 70 - 90%
not unusual. I would say the standard has dropped dramatically over the
Listen on 80 metres to the conversations and radio
topics are seldom discussed because the majority of operators know little or
nothing about radio and associated electronics. The topics are normally
about everything under the sun except amateur radio.