Scout Amateur Radio Club – MMOTSG
The District Radio club has now successfully established an amateur radio station at District HQ with the erection of 2 HF & 1 VHF/UHF aerials.
A room within HQ has been made available for the clubs’ use. The club meets here from 7-9pm during school term.
The Radio Club also meets on the 4th Friday of each month at St Ninian’s Church Hall, Gourock, which is also a Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) exam centre.
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The Radio Club participates in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), Thinking Day on the Air (TDOTA), International Museums on the Air. We also avail ourselves to operating Special Event Stations at various Local & County events when requested.
The Radio Club would like to introduce Amateur Radio to more young people and Groups in Greenock District. So as part of our activities we piloted an outreach programme which involved taking a portable Amateur Radio Station to some Sections in the District and worked through some activity badges with the young people.
Members of the Radio Club have operated the Amateur Radio Station at the World Scout Jamboree in Chelmsford during the centenary year of Scouting in 2007 and also operated the Girlguiding UK Centenary Camp Radio Station during 2010.
The club has introduced a number of new activities including ‘Summits on the Air (SOTA) & Geocaching. SOTA involves hiking and climbing hills with amateur radio equipment and then activating a portable amateur radio station from the summit. Geocaching is a high-tech hide and seek; a sport for the 21st century! Click on the link below to find out more information about these activities and other information about the Club.
We can also offer activities to Explorer Scouts and in previous years have provided Amateur Radio training to enable young people to learn a new skill as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.
The club also organises classes for the Amateur Radio Licensing Examinations when there is sufficient interest.
Click on the left hand photo below to view a selection of photographs showing the activities if the Radio Club
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