The Electronics and Amateur Radio Society was one of the first societies at the University of Surrey. Amateur Radio is one of our core areas of interest and we have been members of the RSGB for 50 years! Our station aka ‘The Shack’ is located on the 5th floor of the AB building. Our antenna stack is located on the roof just above the Shack, which includes several Yagi antennas and a Dipole antenna. In the image below you can see our radio bench which includes several sophisticated radios.
We offer radio license training for foundation, intermediate and advance levels. These are run at various times during the year. The Foundation and Intermediate courses consist of several practical assessments followed by a written exam. The Full license has no practical assessments and is assessed purely by written exam, but we are able to provide support for exam preparation, including the exam handbook.
One of the project that we did using radios was Moonbounce. This is where we bounced radio waves of the moon. We are planning to do this project again this year, so keep an eye out for it if you’re interested in getting involved!