AMATEUR RADIO STATION
Did you know that Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty?
Nestled in the middle of our Radio and Television Hall, the Museum has its own amateur radio station run by licenced volunteers.
The station, with its call sign of GB2CPM, contacts people all over the World, developing International friendships and competing in international competitions. They experiment with radio technology and have even communicated with the International Space Station (which carries an amateur radio station of its own).
An important function of amateur radio is to provide emergency communications when needed. To keep themselves up to speed and to ensure that they could help in a crisis, our volunteers carry out regular practice exercises.