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.