Radio at Maker Space

Maker Space is a community owned and run workshop in Newcastle upon Tyne (see our about page).

The Maker Space Radio group is an informal subset of members who share a mutual interest radio technology, including broadcast, license free “ISM”, radio control (mostly quads inc FPV) and amateur radio. We overlap/participate/expand other maker activities including fabrication and electronics/software so there is a bias towards software, construction, digital transmission and things like bare bones SDR. 

Recent activities have included:

  • Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) including repeaters construction/operation.
  • Amateur Packet (including APRS)
  • LoRa / LoRaWAN
  • Amateur paging (POCSAG)
  • Home control and other ISM based tech including Zigbee/433MHz controllers
  • Software Defined Radio (mostly dongles, innovative boards and cool stuff such as gnu radio)

We operate the Brandmeister linked GB7MS (2m) and GB7XY (70cm) DMR amateur radio repeaters covering Newcastle city centre with Makerspace members generally using informal talk group 23564 (particularly on welcome Wednesdays). More info is available on the GB7XY and GB7MS pages.