Royal Mint to Welcome Amateur Radio:

Royal Mint to Welcome Amateur Radio:


The ARRL Letter

July 27, 2017

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Royal Mint to Welcome Amateur Radio:

The Royal Mint Experience in Wales will host “The Royal Mint Radio
Experience,” July 30 until August 5 at the Royal Mint’s new visitor
center in Llantrisant, Wales. School children and members of the public
have been invited to enjoy a fun, informal, and interactive Amateur
Radio workshop. According to an announcement from the Radio Society of
Great Britain (RSGB), visitors will get the chance to use the FUNcube-1
CubeSat, launched in 2013 and used by schools and educational groups
around the world.

“We’re delighted to be supporting this event, which will give visitors
to the Royal Mint a chance to experience the wonder of Amateur Radio
and satellite communication,” said RSGB General Manager Steve Thomas,
M1ACB. “Amateur Radio has many links with the science, technology,
engineering, and maths (STEM) curriculum and can lead to rewarding

Members of RSGB, Barry Amateur Radio Society (BARS), and AMSAT-UK will
operate special event station GB4RME (GB 4 Royal Mint Experience);
Ofcom granted that call sign just for this event. RSGB Regional Manager
and BARS Chairman Glyn Jones, GW0ANA, said he believes this may be the
first time Amateur Radio has been allowed to operate from a Royal Mint
anywhere in the world. — Thanks to RSGB


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