Southport and District Amateur Radio Society at the Big Model Show

The Southport and District Amateur Radio will be hosting an equipment display on 5 August 2023, 10am – 4.30 pm at Formby High School Big Model and Hobby Show. The event will feature a variety of radio equipment, including a Yaesu FT-710 with monitor display on HF frequencies, an Icom IC-7000 on 2m and 70cm, and an Icom IC-E92D handheld. Other equipment on display will include a Coastguard ICMC-73euro, MFJ-949 tuner, LDG Pro tuner, and various antennas.

What is Amateur Radio?

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications.

Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaties.

As a radio amateur, you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to radio amateurs.

Radio amateurs make use of their frequencies in a number of ways:

  • Contacting people all over the world by radio which often leads to developing international friendships
  • Competing in international competitions to test how effective your equipment is, and how good you are as an operator
  • Technical experimentation — many of the leaps forward in radio technology have been initiated by radio amateurs
  • Communication through amateur space satellites or with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station)
  • Providing communications at times of emergencies and undertaking exercises to ensure you keep the capability to do so.

There is no better way to explore the fascinating world of radio communications than by becoming a radio amateur.

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