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Radios are everywhere - broadcasting terrible music on 99.5MHz, delivering pictures of kittens on WiFi, saving lives on marine VHF, mobile phones and more. The ubiquity makes it a fun target for hackers of all varieties - sending serial over unlicensed bands to malicious individuals intercepting GSM communications.

The Hackerspace sits at IO87we

Licensed Radio Amateurs

Amateur radios are license restricted, and as such if you don't have a government-issued nerd certificate (Amateur Radio License) you could get yourself (and the owner of the radio) into lots of trouble if you try to talk through them. Here is a list of licensed radio amateurs in the space:

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and adding your name & call as an H1 header at the top of your userpage.

Anderson Powerpole Crimp Anderson Powerpole Crimp The powerpole crimps live in radio corner. They will crimp 15, 30 and 45A connectors. Tips on crimping Crimping is a connection method that requires the plug insert to be deformed to grip the wire (to form a good connection). If the wire in the crimp is too small, the crimp will not be deformed sufficiently to grip the wire. In such cases, it is often possible to get a viable crimp by doubling up the wire inside the crimp. If this fails you either need a smaller crimp…
NanoVNA NanoVNA The NanoVNA is a fantastic little tool that lives in radio corner. radio resources tools electronics

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OARC Training

OARC will train you for all 3 levels of license, Foundation, Intermediate and Full. The courses are of a 'fast track' style, and will still require you to do work in your own time!

Training costs £5, is done by Zoom and Discord and exams are online (prices vary based on level).

resources/radio/start.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/17 22:38 by hibby