Sheffield Amateur Radio Club provide hands-on experience

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SHEFFIELD’S Amateur Radio club will provide hands on experience throughout National Science Week.

The subject for National Science Week 2011 is Communications and Sheffield ARC are getting involved to encourage young people to try their hand in front of the mic.

The club will visit Tapton School, at Crosspool in Sheffield, between 10am and 4pm on Saturdya March 12. Using two temporary radio stations and aerials, they will put the school on the air for the day.

They will then be holding an open house between 7.30am and 9.30pm at their headquarters, Sheffield Transport Sports Club on Greenhill Main Road. The evening will include demonstrations of short wave and VHF/UHF amateur radio including HF, VHF satellite communications, datamodes and the state of the art D-Star repeater system. There will also be a display of equipment, amateur radio videos and printed information.

More details are available by visiting