In September 2011 members of London Hackspace took an Amateur Radio Foundation course at their original Shoreditch venue. It was led by Chris Driver G6CMD of the Verulam Amateur Radio Club and all passed. It is hoped further courses will be held in the future.
The group are involved in a wide range of electronic projects, one of their latest is a tiny Amateur Radio satellite called HackSat One. This Sprite will have a downlink of 10 milliwatts on 437 MHz and is planned to be deployed into Earth orbit by KickSat in early 2014. Zac Manchester KD2BHC of the KickSat development team has said they are aiming for the Sprites to be receivable using an AMSAT-UK FUNcube Dongle SDR.
The Hack Space, with dedicated classrooms and workshops is in Hackney road, London, E2 9DY. It is open to members 24 hours a day. Regular free hack evenings and workshops are held which are open to everyone.
London Hackspace is a registered Amateur Radio exam centre http://www.rsgb.org/local/examcentres/region.php?id=9
Amateur Radio Training http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/
HackSat One http://wiki.london.hackspace.org.uk/view/Project:HackSat1
London Hackspace Project: Hoxton Space Centre
KickSat – a personal spacecraft of your own in space
The BBC Radio 4 show Click On, broadcast November 14, visited London Hackspace. Download the Podcast at http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/clickon/clickon_20111114-1700c.mp3
2009 BBC TV news on Hack Spaces http://www.southgatearc.org/news/june2009/diy_gadgetry.htm
There are Hack Spaces around the country where people meet up to carry out constructional projects see http://hackspace.org.uk/
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