Surrey EARS visits RSGB National Radio Centre

| November 2, 2023

The University of Surrey Electronics and Amateur Radio Society (EARS) recently visited the RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC). The visit, which Surrey EARS hopes to be the first of many field trips, was a huge success. Students reported that using the equipment was a real highlight, particularly the QO-100 station, which the group is currently working on for their own shack.

Surrey EARS is currently undergoing a regeneration, after its shack and equipment was abandoned during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, Vice President and Radio Officer Caspar Pierce, 2E0KRH, along with other Surrey EARS members, has been working to get the shack back up and running again. This has included finding lost treasures such as Moonbounce gear, and an abandoned satellite ground station, which the members have now got partially operational.

A number of Surrey EARS members are engineering students, including those on space engineering courses, and so the next ambition for the group is to get the satellite ground station completely up and running so it can be used for a variety of activities, including radio astronomy.

Casper, 2E0KRH also plans to run another licensing course at the University, so if you are interested in finding out more, visit for more details.

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