The Sleaford Standard newspaper reports that a school science club is turning pupils into amateur radio fans after they were given the technology to communicate with a satellite.
The group of students based at St George’s Academy in Ruskington have been gathering data from space since the FUNcube satellite was launched on November 21.
The club was started up in September by ICT technician and licensed radio operator Paul Dickson 2E0CUP [newspaper has wrong name] and they have been provided with an antenna and a computer attachment to receive the signals thanks to support from the Friends of St George’s Ruskington and sponsorship from an educational group called STELAR. They were only one of five schools sponsored by STELAR to have a FUNcube Dongle USB radio receiver.
Read the Sleaford Standard story
St George’s Academy – Aiming high to achieve excellence for all
Schools Working With STELAR
Science and Technology through Educational links with Amateur Radio (STELAR)
FUNcube Yahoo Group https://amsat-uk.org/funcube/yahoo-group/
BBC TV visit FUNcube station at RSGB National Radio Centre