This Saturday I found myself at the RSGB’s National Radio Centre within Bletchley Park, former Second World War home of the Government Code and Cypher School (now GCHQ) for the third year running.
This is an abridged version of my article published in RadCom Vol. 93 No. 10 October 2017. You might also like to watch the recording of my lecture at the Radio Society of Great Britain Convention on this topic, embedded below.
YOTA 2017 saw young people from all over the world come together in the UK for a week of fun, amateur radio based activities.
Video from the Radio Society of Great Britain. Clip from my talk at the Derby High School’s contact at 2:40.
I was fortunate to attend The Derby High School, Bury’s ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) contact with ESA astronaut Tim Peake last week, representing the Radio Society of Great Britain’s Youth Committee.
Following the successful ten-minute contact, I said a few words about the hobby of amateur radio:
You can view the recording of the whole event on ARISS UK’s YouTube channel.
Update Article in the Bury Times:
This article was originally published in Radcom, vol.92 No.7 July 2016 p.72-73.
The staff and students of Derby High School, Bury, and its partner primary schools, had been preparing for their amateur radio contact with Tim Peake for months – researching the work of astronauts and learning about the science behind space exploration.