Hospital Radio and Amateur Radio

Southend Hospital Radio is proud to be involved with an initiative to link amateur (ham) radio to the NHS.

Amateur radio is a technical hobby that allows people to make contact around the world using wireless technology, and is ideal for anyone with an interest in radio or tech. Here’s what you can do with amateur radio:

  • Make contact using radio with people around the course, and round the world
  • Send and receive signals from satellites and the ISS
  • Build antennas and radio equipment
  • Learn more about how radio and related technologies work
  • Make friends with likeminded folk

We’re involved with the team behind GB1NHS, which uses amateur radio to promote various NHS schemes that lead to improved patient care. You can hear interviews during the day with the GB1NHS team, as well as the crew of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.

We’ve recently linked up with local radio amateurs as part of the “Get On The Air To Care” campaign, and many have used their radio equipment to transmit messages thanking the NHS staff for their hard work – you’ll hear some of these broadcast throughout the day on hospital radio, and in our “Thank You Hour” show.

The pilot of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance on amateur radio

The pilot of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance on amateur radio

On-air with amateur radio

On-air with amateur radio

Southend-based radio ham Sarah on-the-air

Southend-based radio ham Sarah on-the-air

NHS nursing staff on the air End PJ Paralysis

NHS nursing staff on the air End PJ Paralysis

Want to know more?

Have a listen to the following interview to find out more about ham radio:

Handy Links

 

  • Essex Ham – Southend-based ham radio club
  • Ham Train – Free ham radio training course
  • Hab Hub – More about amateur radio in the UK

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