Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
Julie and Joe Gonzales
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We set up at Hahndorf oval for the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), Annual General Meeting and "Radio is Magic" exposition. We provided a free and exclusive opportunity for Hahndorf Primary School students to get some extra hands-on experience with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Students from years 1 through 7 participated in a range of activities including:

  • Shortwave and Line-of-Sight communications
  • Use of Portable Radio Equipment
  • On-air and Emergency Procedures
  • Call signs, Radio Alphabets and Codes
  • Hidden Transmitter Hunts
  • Locations, Bearings and Direction Finding
  • Navigation and Triangulation

Students being shown how to use VHF/UHF handheld radios
On the table is Amateur Radio Direction Finding Equipment, various transceivers and a portable digital radio terminal.  

Hahndorf Primary School students being part of the "Radio is Magic" Exposition
The students are wearing our School Amateur Radio Club hi-viz vests. Teachers and parents look on. Each student takes away a show-bag including an apple and biscuit, for morning tea, and booklets and information all about Amateur Radio.  

Teachers and students of Hahndorf Primary School try their hand at digital HF radio operation

Student trying a VHF/UHF handheld radio for the first time

Students using Amateur Radio equipment

Students watching a microwave communications demonstration
Everyone had a go of handheld radios

Getting pretty good at callsigns talking to licenced Amateur Radio Operators
Ron VK3AFW and Julie VK3OWL were on the air to keep the communications on track.

Students learning about callsigns and operating procedures

Using a backpack radio was no problem
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