Two knobs on analogue radio equipment, with band set to FM and tone set to low

Pirate Radio

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2017. 

Go radio gaga as we explore the science and tech behind broadcasting and transmitting pirate radio. Inspired by Samson Young’s radio plays about Chinese migrants making their way to Europe on foot, find out how communities using the ultra-low wattage of self-made transmitters cheekily circumvented public broadcasting laws back in the day, and build your very own mini FM transmitter, just like they did in 70’s Japan.

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Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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Adults and teenagers 16+

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