At least two of those who attended the North wales Tech event last night hold an amateur radio licence. They are a useful tool to learn some RF basics and allow you to experiment with a wide range of operating techniques including satellite communications, digital modes, television and much more. Some of which are transferable into LoRaWAN and other applications involving RF.
Perhaps we could collect together a station with the ability to work through satellites as a collaboration between Dragon ARC and North Wales Tech? Or even a moon bounce station?
Other members of Dragon Amateur Radio Club and I would be willing to arrange a training course, assess the simple practical elements and arrange exams for North Wales Tech if there was interest to do so.
It could run as a Saturday training day, then on the Sunday or following weekend, assessment of remaining practical’s and exam.
If there is any interest, do let me know. It would be useful to know which level you are interested in initially (the order of study is Foundation -> Intermediate -> Full):
- Foundation License
- Intermediate License
- Full License
MW0NWM Secretary, Dragon Amateur Radio Club.