This week saw the first youngster coming through from our educational outreach project run by the Bittern DX group. The new Amateur radio licensee Giles 12 years old student at the Cromer Academy gain his Foundation licence which is the first step to becoming a full licence holder and has been given the amateur radio call sign M6YGK, this allows him to “go on air “ with limited use of the amateur bands in the UK.

There are three steps to gain a full licence in the UK Foundation licence, Intermediate and Advanced which will then give the radio enthusiast full use of all the UK allocated bands.

The educational outreach project run by the Bittern DX group sponsored by the Lottery grant fund is aimed at the general public but primarily youngsters to show them the amazing things that amateurs can do with the radio and to encourage them to look at electronics engineering and space exploration as a careerer of the future.

Caption for the photo: Club chairman Steve M0HET presents Giles M6YGK with his Foundation licence at out regular monthly club meeting at the Ex- serviceman’s club in Aylsham.


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