There are many websites with great information about Amateur Radio. We will be writing a series of News posts and information pages as our contribution to help people know more about Amateur Radio, help decide whether or not to purse it as a hobby and help them take the next steps (i.e. obtaining and setting the equipment required and becoming licensed to be able to transmit).
With that aim, the News post series will include:
- Amateur Radio: 1. An Introduction
- Amateur Radio: 2. The benefits of Amateur Radio
- Amateur Radio: 3. The different types of Amateur Radio
- Amateur Radio: 4. Getting started in Amateur Radio
- Amateur Radio: 5. The gear you need for Amateur Radio
- Amateur Radio: 6. How to get a licence for Amateur Radio
- Amateur Radio: 7. The G8ROC / GX8ROC community
The first instalment in the series Amateur Radio: 1. An Introduction will be posted shortly after this post, with others to follow at regular intervals. This News post will also be regularly updated to provide links to the other posts in series, above.
Well done Anne-Marie Rowland (2E0RUX)!
The 11-year-old (in 2020) from Leedstown, near Hayle, in Cornwall, who has held a licence (2E0RUX) for about a year (in 2020), set up the transmissions with the Cornish Radio Amateur Club (opens in new tab) to help keep people in contact during lockdown.
“We have some regulars but also some new people join in,” she says.
Dad Bill (M0NXF), who also runs a weekly meeting, says “we’re always available with the radio on, there are a lot of older people out there self-isolating, so this helps them feel connected”.
Note: The above is an extract from a BBC article: Coronavirus: How amateur radio is connecting people during lockdown (opens in new tab). See also American ARRL article: Amateur Radio Gains Significant Boost in UK by Connecting People During Lockdown (opens in new tab).
See also our Locations -> Radio Clubs -> Cornish Radio Amateur Club (CRAC) page.