June 28th, 2010

old-skool: science!

Adding to my array of Nerd Powers.

I am proud to report that, after spending this gorgeous weekend largely indoors staring at numbered dials and then taking an exam, I possess an Amateur Radio license.

This means I have the right to build and operate a radio rig and transmit/receive on the HF & VHF bands allocated to amateurs. It also means that, assuming we get the grant I applied for to put our ground station in a school, I can use the transmission functions of the setup.

I don't have my callsign yet, as my pass result for the exam still has to go through Ofcom, but once I do I can provide it to those who might be interested in trying to get in touch on the air. Now where's my anorak?