Communicator Activity Badge

The Scout Communicator Badge can be passed using amater radio.

This is what a scout needs to do to pass the badge….


Alternative A – Radio communication

  1. Complete the following three tasks:
    1. Log 25 different amateur radio stations, showing date, time, call sign, frequency, readability and location. Some broadcast stations may be included.
    2. Demonstrate how to tune a simple communications receiver.
    3. Give an example of a typical greetings message.
  2. Explain in simple terms how radio waves travel around the world. Know the more commonly used HF and VHF amateur frequency bands.
  3. Complete the following two tasks:
    1. Know the phonetic alphabet and define at least eight international Q code signals.
    2. Demonstrate your ability to recognise call signs from the UK and near continent.
  4. Visit an amateur radio station.
  5. Understand the regulations governing the use of amateur radio equipment.


A Scout who holds or gains the Radio Amateur Novice Licence (Foundation, Intermediate or Full) or the Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Competence and Authority to Operate or the Flight Radio Telephone Operator’s Licence automatically qualifies for this Badge

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