The Border Amateur Radio Society (BARS), which is based in Berwick upon Tweed, is celebrating again with the successful completion of yet another training course - the Intermediate Amateur Radio Licence Course.
The examinations were held early in December with one of the candidates - Greg Fordyce of Galashiels - being so keen to get his Intermediate licence that he took and passed both the Foundation and Intermediate exams on the same evening – quite an achievement!
The other student who is celebrating exam success, Coldingham’s Douglas Steedman, is keen to make practical use of his licence as he is a member of a 4x4 club, which provides support to the local emergency services in extreme weather conditions.
Clearly being able to communicate over the air waves will be of tremendous use to him, the emergency services and the local community – especially at this time of year!
Outgoing chairman of BARS, Graham Tinn (MM0XXL) said, “I’m delighted that our two students have chosen to progress to the Intermediate licence and have chosen BARS to help them do this.”
BARS arranges radio related events and activities throughout the year, so if anyone wants to find out more then go along to the St Johns Ambulance Hall in Tweed Street, Berwick on the second Friday of the month.
Alternatively you can call chairman Danny Fleming (2M0CDO) on 01890 882850 for more information.