Sending out a message . . . .
A short talk to an enthusiastic amateur radio club took place at Belan School/Church, Llwynderw near Welshpool on St Valentines Day (that's the 14th February for the less romantically inclined). Twenty-one members of the Powys Amateur Radio Club watched a presentation about archaeological artefacts from mid- and northeast Wales and were introduced to the aims and objectives of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The event was a valuable opportunity for CPAT staff to meet people starting out in the hobby of metal detecting, or thinking about starting, and allowed an exchange of information and advice about finds identification, recording, and responsible detecting.