Ham Radio

Wednesday, January 31, 2007
44f Bradford Air Cadets pass Licence exam
Hello once again,i am pleased to report that 6 Air Cadets sat the foundation licence exam this monday evening and all six passed.

The Cadets have attended a 9 week course at the Starcentre which is part of Keighley College.
During the weekly sessions, louise M3TLL,and my self 2E0HTS have been training the Cadets both practical and theory regarding Radio and ham operation.

We were both delighted with their results and we are looking forward to working them on Air soon.

The Cadets are from the 44F squadron based at Bradford, now they are licenced they can operate the squadrons Ham radio station and hopefully some of the newly licenced Hams will aquire their own Station at their home QTH.

This is the second group of Air Training Corps Cadets we have had the pleasure of training for the foundation licence,and as an ex Air Cadet its great to be able to give something back to the Corps.I hope that we get the chance to teach many more in the future.

Well Done 44F Squadron!!!!!!

This is the press release from the College/Starcentre

Air Cadets from 44F Squadron Bradford are celebrating today following examination success.

The six air cadets aged between 13 and 19 completed a 9 week course at Keighley College through the Constructive Partnerships project to gain their Foundation Licence for amateur radio.

The course which took place using the College’s STAR Centre facility involves both practical and theory and students need to have a keen grasp of the fundamental physics involved.

The Foundation Licence enables the cadets to operate amateur radio equipment with a power limit of 10 watts, with this they will be able to communicate worldwide. They will also be able to use radio equipment they have at their Cadet base.

RSGB registered instructor Simon Davison 2E0HTS was extremely pleased with the results “The students have worked hard and deserved to pass. It will be good to hear some new voices entering the hobby.”

unfortunatly i am not permitted to show the group photo due to the child protection act as some of the cadets are under 18 years of age.


The Starcentre Radio Shack
posted by Simon Davison @ 5:30 pm  
2 Comments:
  • At 1:09 pm, Blogger Dan Leddham said…

    Hi, It's Dan - one of the Passers and I got my form back from Ofcom and it says "We no longer issue licences free of charge to under 21's" How Stupid!
    lol Thanks anyway for the Course

     
  • At 10:01 am, Blogger 2E0HTS Simon said…

    Hi Dan,thats one i got wrong then!Lol.anyhow its not too expensive ill listen out for you on air.let me no your callsign when you get it.good dx 73

     
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