The Scout Wirelessman Badge

  1. Log at least 25 amateur radio stations or CB users showing details of date, time, call sign, frequency, readability and location.
  2. Demonstrate how to tune a simple receiver.

  3. Demonstrate the use of CB equipment by making contact with another user and maintaining contact for at least 2 minutes.

  4. Either of the following:

    (a) Know the more commonly used HV and VHF amateur frequency bands and explain in simple terms how radio waves travel around the world

    (b) Demonstrate a knowledge of DTI recommended code of practice and the reasons for reserved channels.

  5. Either of the following:

    (a) Know the International phonetic alphabet and define at least 8 international Q code signals and show an ability to recognise call signs from the UK or near continent.

    (b) Show a knowledge of the ‘ten codes’ used and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

  6. Understand the regulations governing the use of amateur radio equipment, or, the DTI CB licence. 

Note: Radio Amateur Novice A or B certificate holders qualify for this badge.