• [Essex] RSGB Brickworks Progression Scheme Relaunches

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    RSGB Brickworks Progression Scheme Relaunches

    Posted: 11 May 2022 10:37 AM PDT https://feedpress.me/link/22841/15288704/rsgb-brickworks.html

    The RSGB has relaunched its post-Foundation exam incentive scheme, under
    the name Brickworks.

    The scheme, originally developed for a club in the North West, was launched nationally by the RSGB in May 2020 (when the country was in the early
    stages of the Covid lockdown). At the time, most of the traditional clubs
    were closed, which may be why the scheme didnt really take off. The scheme
    has now relaunched, with clubs and newcomers being encouraged to sign up
    and take part now that clubs are open for business again.
    The RSGB Brickworks Logo
    What is Brickworks?

    Subtitled Building on the Foundation, this is intended to encourage
    Foundation licence holders to stay interested in the hobby, learn new
    skills, progress in ham radio and potentially move up to Intermediate and

    Newcomers who sign up to the scheme need to complete a number of
    activities, with the help of their local club completing 3 of the
    activities earns the newcomer a Bronze certificate, leading to Silver,
    Gold, Platinum and Diamond certificates for those who stick with it.

    Brickworks activities include: making a certain number of on-air contacts, taking part in contests, attending club meetings and events, constructing hardware, writing software, introducing others to the hobby and helping
    with training. Even making tea at a local club, or serving on the
    committee, may earn a Brickworks credit towards the next certificate. Interested?

    Since 2020, over 40 clubs have signed up to take part, and there is a searchable map of the UK that allows you to find your local Brickworks
    club: Brickworks Club Finder. If youre interested, contact your nearest Brickworks club to get started.

    Since lockdown, weve seen thousands of people pass their Foundation, thanks
    to online exams, and with clubs re-opening, many of the newcomers will be turning to their local clubs for practical help and support. At the end of
    our free online Foundation training courses, our students complete a
    survey, and over 44% have reported an interest in a progression scheme like Brickworks.

    If youre involved with a club and want to take part, details of how to get
    your club accredited can be found here.
    Related Links

    RSGB Brickworks Scheme
    RSGB Brickworks Information (HamHub.uk)
    Brickworks Some background (Essex Ham)

    Your thoughts?

    Are you a club running Brickworks? A newbie whos taking part? Wed love to
    get your thoughts on the rebooted Brickworks scheme. Please add your
    comments below.The post RSGB Brickworks Progression Scheme Relaunches first appeared on Essex Ham.

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