Lowestoft District and PYE Amateur Radio Club
Lowestoft Radio Amateurs provide training in Electronics knowledge and Radio Communication. We assist Local Sea Scouts, Cubs and Brownies obtain their Communication badges.
We are a small group, currently 22 members.
Our aim is to encourage and foster an interest in Electronics and Radio Communications.
We have a committee to oversee the running of the club, arrange events and activities during the year. Amateur radio licences are progressive. Starting at Foundation level, through Intermediate grade and onto Full Licence.
Our group has the expertise to run training for all three levels; to enable anyone who is interested to pass the exams
and obtain the qualification for a Amateur Radio transmitting Licence. The tuition includes Basic Electronics as part
of Radio Communication.We also help with the setting up of a station at home for those who are disabled.
Our group has an involvement with the Scout/Brownie groups in the locality to assist them obtain their Communication badges
using Morse code and the Phonetic Alphabet.
How would this funding have an impact on your community?
Our members subscriptions provide finances for the weekly running of the group's location, electricity and site maintenance.
For any major project work we would need to build savings up in order to progress the project.
We need to provide better access facilities at our location, widen the main doorway and provide a safety rail
around our basic access ramp for disabled users.
A Greenroots Giving funding sum would enable us to achieve that now.
Funding could also help with improving training facilities at our location, training manuals and electronic learning circuit boards etc.
All those who attend now and in the future for training, both disabled and able bodied will benefit from this funding
and the technical knowledge they acquire may also be useful in a career and other aspects of daily life.
"Quote is from the Hazel Densham, Cub Scout leader, 1st Oulton Broad Sea Scout Group. Please read full letter in Image 3.
"Its great to see the children try new things, and it was something we couldn't have done without the radio clubs help"."