An amateur radio enthusiast helped rescue a girl who was having an epileptic seizure while camping in a remote part of Exmoor.
Mike Everett was scanning the airwaves at his home 60 miles away in Bristol when he heard a mayday call.
He was able to direct paramedics to the area after one of the camping party used a radio set to call for help as there was no mobile phone signal.
The 12-year-old girl was taken to hospital and has since fully recovered.
Mr Everett said he was listening to his radio when he heard the word “ambulance” and knew “by the tone of the man’s voice that he needed help straightaway”.
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Personalised Wakefield & District Radio Society polo shirts are now available in the members section.
We have a foundation course commencing on the 14th July, there is one place left, so if you know of anyone wishing to participate, please get in touch asap
We will be meeting as normal for a social and a night on the air; however, we ask all in attendance to keep noise levels to a minimum as there will be an Intermediate exam taking place from 20:00 hours.
DX Cluster added to the operating section
We have now added a PayPal Option for members to renew their annual subscription. It can be found in the Members only section under ‘Payments’
This years AGM will be held on Friday 26th May with a prompt 20:00 hours start.
The society will be closed from Friday 16th December and will resume on Friday 6th January 2017