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RSGB/Bletchley Park Build a Radio workshop Sat 16 March

PostPosted: 8th March 2019, 6:51 pm
by G7RJL
The Build a Radio workshop(s), organised by the RSGB (and funded by the Radio Communication Foundation) is running on Saturday 16th March in a BP classroom. The two workshops (one morning and one afternoon) are aimed at children 10-18yrs. These are advertised as an event on the BP website. The RSGB are managing the staffing for the Buildathon, and hence there will be extra RSGB people about on the day. ... o-receiver
Learn how to build a medium wave radio receiver
For British Science Week, the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) invites young people and their families to join them at the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park for a fun and hands-on workshop where they can learn more about radio and electronics.
The workshop offers a short introduction to wireless communications, radio propagation and electronic construction, before moving on to the construction of a medium wave radio receiver. This will include using a printed circuit board, selecting components, soldering them in place and testing the circuit.
At the end of the workshop attendees will have a better appreciation of:
How wireless communication works
How radio receiver selects, demodulates and amplifies
And be able to:
Recognise some electronic components; resistors, transistors, capacitors and inductors
Make good solder joints
Make basic voltage measurements
Attendees will also be able to visit the National Radio Centre to learn more about the history of radio communications and to see a modern amateur radio station in operation.
All tools, test equipment and supervision will be provided by the RSGB. The medium wave receiver kits will be provided free of charge by the Radio Communications Foundation and attendees will be able to take their newly built radio home at the end of the day.
This event is aimed at children aged 10 to 18 (children 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult).
There are two workshop sessions, one in the morning 09:45-12:15 and one in the afternoon 13:00-15:30