Amateur Radio in the Community

The Porthmadog & District Amateur Radio Society is keen to get Amateur Radio out in to the community to both educate, raise money for charities and assist local organisations and events with their communications requirements.

Groups such as Sea Cadets, Scouts and Guides, together with local schools have been visited by the Society to show young folk what radio communications is all about and this is vital in a day when fewer and fewer top-class engineers and scientists are British.

See how the Porthmadog & District Amateur Radio Society can help your organisation or event.

Scouts & Guides

We can provide special event stations for the Scouts Jamboree on the Air and Guides Thinking Day on the Air events to enable groups to communicate with each other on these special days and to also help them obtain their communications badges. They can also learn how valuable radio communications can be when in conjunction with other activities, such as hiking.

Sea Cadets

There's a lot more to Sea Cadets than learning to sail boats. Some of our members are fully qualified Sea Cadet instructors and teach the cadets radio communication practise and theory to enable them to obtain relevant certification.

Schools

We are available to provide schools with enrichment activities based around electronics and radio communications and can also support your National Science Week events with a range of fun and exciting activities.

Safety Radio

Whilst Amateur Radio is a hobby based around communicating with other Radio Amateurs throughout the UK and around the world, there is a serious side to the hobby.

Our members are skilled communicators and we like to put this to good use at community events and can provide radio safety cover for walks, marathons, cycle rides and other sporting and leisure activities.

Fund-raising

Our members have a sense of pride in their local charities and can be often found on the air raising money for the likes of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

For the last three years the Society has taken part in the national Amateur Radio fund-raising event SOS Radio Week at Criccieth and Pwllheli Lifeboat Stations.