The group investigates / studies all aspects of Radio in relation to communications and broadcasting and the equipment used past and present.
Unlike CB or using a walkie-talkie you need a Licence to operate an Amateur Radio Transmitter from your home, car, boat or private plane. The Group’s aim is to introduce members to the world of Amateur Radio and progress them via a basic exam to obtain a Licence and the all-important personal call sign.
It should be said that there are two Amateur Radio Clubs which cover the Wokingham Area, the Bracknell Amateur Radio Club – BARC, and the Reading and District Amateur Radio Club- RADARC.
However the U3A group is aimed at introducing new comers to Amateur Radio and perhaps those who had an interest when younger and need to make a fresh start to get up to speed again.
For more details please contact the convenor