touches our lives everyday. We listen to the radio in the car, we watch
television, and we use cellular phones. These radio transmissions are
travelling only a short distance and provide us with local and national
coverage via a network of transmitters.
Wouldn't it be great to receive
radio broadcasts from further afield; from Europe, America, Asia and even
Australia? Most countries provide long distance broadcasts in a range
of languages including English. To receive these broadcasts, all you need
is a Short-wave Radio. These can be obtained from larger electrical
stores and are often described as a World Band Radio. The
hobby of listening to foreign radio stations is called Short Wave
Progressing to become a licensed
Radio Amateur allows you to transmit as well as receive. Now
you can talk direct to other licensed radio amateurs around the world
as well as those in your local area using a Transceiver. This
is a transmitter and receiver, all in the same box. Transceivers can be
obtained from specialist amateur radio suppliers, or second-hand from
small-ads in amateur radio magazines or at amateur radio rallies. You
may even build your own!
OK, you're interested, but
unsure of the next step. If you are local to Farnborough, Camberley, Aldershot
or Farnham in Hampshire or Surrey in the United Kingdom, then we can help.
The Farnborough & District Radio Society holds meetings at the Farnborough
community centre on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at 7:30
for 8:00pm. We can advise you on how to get started in the exciting world
of amateur radio. The club also runs weekly 'nets'
where club members chat over the air, allowing you to polish your radio
skills in a supportive environment. Last and not least, we have a full programme of lectures on all subjects
connected to radio communications.
Come to our next meeting without
obligation and discover the fascinating world of amateur radio. We look
forward to meeting you.