Chris Smith-Robbins has been running a Ham Radio Digital Net for over 18 months now. He is a very active and enthusiastic Amateur Radio operator living in Croeserw, North of Maesteg, his callsign is MW7CCS. Over the past couple of months, the local Ragchew Net group have been contemplating creating a digital club, they have already been on an outing (field trip) and are booked to go to Llansteffan in August.

Chris and the gang are also getting ready for a Railways on the Air (ROTA) activation, locally, outside The Old Station, Cymmer, Port Talbot SA13 3HY on the 25th and 26th September, the station is now a restaurant called The Refreshment Rooms. The new Club Callsign is MC5WRG. If you want to see how much fun Amateur Radio is, come along and have a look.

Ham Radio is a great way to combat isolation, there is always someone to talk to, especially on the digital modes, where you can talk to people all around the world, without massive antennas or expensive equipment. It couldn't be easier to get into Amateur Radio now, the exams are in three levels and can be taken on your computer at home.

Below is a video taken today 31/07/21 of Chris using the new club callsign on the 2m Band using Single Side Band mode. For more information on Amateur Radio, come to ShedQuarters Maesteg on a Thursday after 10:30am.

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