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Amateur Radio

Amateur radio is an activity where participants use many different types of radios to communicate with each other, whether close by or the other side of the world. Supported by licensed operators, activities might involve speaking directly to somebody else over radio waves, using morse code, building electronic circuits, or using a direction finding device to seach for a hidden transmitter.

Who is it suitable for?
All ages

Additional Information
Amateur radio underpins the annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event, find out more information from http://jotajoti.info and support within the UK from the National Amateur Radio Scout Active Support Unit AmateurRadio.NSASU@scouts.org.uk

Badge Links
Scouts Communicator Activity Badge

How to run/provide amateur radio

There are 2 ways of running Amateur Radio in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running amateur radio yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running amateur radio using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Body for amateur radio is:

Rules on amateur radio

The following activity rules are relevant to this activity:

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