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Build a Radio Receiver

Sun, 15 Dec 2019
From 10:00 to 13:00
Learn how to build a medium wave radio receiver


Join the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) at the National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park for a fun hands-on workshop aimed at young people aged 10 to 18 years old (children aged 17 or under must be accompanied by an adult), where they’ll gain a better understanding of radio and electronics.

The workshop offers a short introduction on the fascinating history of radio communications, radio propagation and electronic construction, before moving on to the building of a medium wave radio receiver.

A medium wave receiver kit (one for each registered participant) will be provided free of charge by the Radio Communications Foundation. This will include using a printed circuit board, selecting components, soldering them in place and testing the circuit. Once constructed, attendees can take their newly built radio away with them at the end of the workshop.


At the end of the workshop attendees will have a better appreciation of:

·         How wireless communication works

·         How a radio receiver selects, demodulates and amplifies

And be able to:

·         Recognise some electronic components; resistors, transistors, capacitors and inductors

·         Make good solder joints

·         Make basic voltage measurements


Ticket price:

Young person (participant): £7

Accompanying adult (if child is under 16): £8

All tools, test equipment and supervision will be provided by the RSGB. The workshop runs 10:00 – 13:00 and is aimed at young persons aged 10 to 18 (children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Places are limited to ten young persons.


Terms and Conditions:

Entry by pre-booked tickets only. The ticket includes entry to the workshop for the child (and accompanying adult if applicable). Please bring the printed email confirmation with you to Admissions. The ticket includes access to Bletchley Park for the purposes of this workshop on the specified date only. Admission for this event is on a day ticket basis and does not include a season pass to Bletchley Park. (You are welcome to upgrade and purchase a season pass on arrival, but this is not necessary to gain access to this event.)

You will be required to provide your name and email address, so we can contact you with further information nearer the event.

Bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance and are subject to availability.

Cancellation policy – Tickets cannot be refunded once booked and paid for.