The power on Top Band has been adjusted a bit. It was low for a long time 10 or 15W then the limit was raised to 400W on a section of the band. Then OFCOM sent the wrong docs out making it 400W on all the band instead of 400W in part. Then OFCOM rather than doing what the rules say (notice in the Gazettes) to make the power limit what it should be they asked everyone to obey this request. You could have run 400W legally. Then it was fixed with one of the licence updates.
Again, since I was licenced in 1990, the power spec has changed from Watts to dBW to Watts or dBW. When you had to keep a log by law, you had to record it in dBW. For those who couldn’t chew gum and walk at the same time, this was too hard hence the return to Watts or dBW.
Anyway, when they changed the power limit it was meant to be 15dBW. Now they give both you get a nice woody number 15dBW and a nasty tinny number, 32W.
I do have every paper licence and every copy of the old BR68 and NoVs ever issued to me. But can I find the old ones? Nope. I did find all the bits of sticky copper foil I had mislaid, a pile of OSCAR News from the early 90s, an original vinyl 45 of Monster Mash By Bobby Pickett from 1962, a reissue of The Isrealites by Desmond Dekker from 1975, a stack of A4 Manilla envelopes, a circuit diagram of an 80186EB based processor & IO card from 1996, numerous copies of intriguing antenna designs. And finally, the 100pF vacuum variable capacitor. Bought as a NOS item, it fell off the shelf and now intermittently shorts out. To say I was upset when that happened would be an understatement.
But no old BR68s.