VARC via rec.radio.info Admin
2018-02-06 00:40:42 UTC
More Foundation Exam Passes For Sandringham School
Posted: 05 Feb 2018 09:21 AM PST
Four students from Sandringham School passed their Amateur Radio Foundation
Exam yesterday. This brings the total of Sandringham students who have
passed in the last six months to over 10. Pictured here (left to right)
are Jude, Greg (M0PPG) VARC Training Lead, Vashnie, Daisy, Norman (G8ATO)
VARC Senior Invigilator, and Joel.
The candidates are awaiting their official certificates from the RSGB so
that they can obtain their licences and call-signs from OFCOM.
More Than 20 Licencees
Sandringham School now have over 20 licenced operators within their student
population and have their own club and shack on the premises. Headteacher
Alan Gray (G4DJX) is a keen CW operator and the school works very closely
with Verulam Amateur Radio Club (of which Alan is a long standing member)
to promote amateur radio to the students through training and events such
as Youngsters On The Air.
Sandringham was also the first school to participate in the widely reported
ISS contact with British Astronaut Tim Peake back in January 2016. The
Verulam Club supported the school both with training the students who would
participate in the contact, hosting a buildathon supported by RSGB
Chairman Steve Hartley (G0FUW) and with a presence/special event station on
the day of the contact.
C5DX Gambia Station
Alan and a group of students will be visiting their sister school in the
Gambia next week. Four licenced operators will be travelling as part of
this group and they will be operating using the callsign C5DX.
Get Your Licence
If you are interested in obtaining your Foundation Licence in Amateur Radio
then please contact our training team by sending an email to
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