The Baden-Powell Scouts' Association

Traditional Scouting for the 21st Century!

The Scout Wirelessman Badge

1. Log at least 25 amateur radio stations showing details of date, time, call sign, frequency, readability and location.

2. Demonstrate how to tune a simple receiver.

3. (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.

4. (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.

5. Understand the regulations governing the use of amateur radio equipment.