Chertsey Radio Club is running a virtual build-a-thon to construct a dual-band satellite antenna for 2m/70cm using low-cost parts and it’s open to all.
They will be using WebEx so access to a PC/Tablet, webcam and Internet will be needed to take advantage of the sessions.
They will be starting the virtual buildathon with the small diplexer kit by HA8LFK, kits will no more than £20 depending on shipping and import tax, as always you pay what we pay, no additional costs.
Please email chertseyradioclub <at> hotmail.com to register your interest.
Further information at
Footage and interviews of students involved in the Sandringham School Space Festival amateur radio buildathon! They built their own working receivers in just a few hours!
Watch Buildathon (Making a Radio) #SANDspace
Sandringham School Space Festival Events
You can listen to the Sandringham School contact with Tim Peake on the ISS at 0847 GMT on Friday, January 8, either online or by using a ham radio tuned to 145.800 MHz FM.
Huffington Post report: Schoolgirl Is Going To Operate A Radio Station So She Can Call Tim Peake From Earth
ARISS contact planned for school in St. Albans