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SCHOOL PUPILS were calling all stations last week, during
a unique project as part of British Science Week.
mobile radio station run by the Radio Society of Great Britain
rolled into the grounds of Stranraer Academy, having travelled
up from London for the event.
a specially-equipped trailer has been all over the world transmitting
and receiving signals via its high and very high frequency
enthusiasts from Wigtownshire Amateur Radio Club (WARC) were
on hand to give the pupils an expert demonstration of all
the equipment contained in the van.
youngsters gained a unique insight into the scientific hobby
of amateur radio as well as swopping greetings with a variety
of people they made contact with over the airwaves.
even learned some of the shorthand which radio buffs use over
the air, such as 7-3 for "kind regards" and 8-8
for "love and kisses".
schools took part in the day-long exhibition last week and
Rephad pupils Daniel Docherty and Leona Murray were among
those who attended.
was quite exciting. We could not hear anything at the start
but then we made contact and spoke to people in Milton Keynes".