This part of the Discovery Scheme is for exploring wireless communications in many forms. (It’s currently being built so if a section isn’t yet available do please check back from time to time.)

That might be with finding radio stations a long way away to listen to, having family fun using licence-free radios that are cheaply available, or getting really into it with amateur radio.

There will be simple explanations of the basic technology behind radio, with some experiments you can do yourself, including the ever popular crystal set (no batteries, built with toilet rolls, foil and wire!) through to a cheap software defined radio receiver that uses the power of your computer.

For those already into amateur radio as a hobby there’s more great resources to grow by doing just waiting for you to discover them!