Welcome to STELAR
For more backgound information, take a look at the 'About' menu at the top of the page.
In order to access the member schools' information in each section, you will need to register and then login - there is no charge for this service but you must be the Amateur Radio representative of your school to join.
Select Login from the menu opposite then the option 'Don't have an account'.
Much of the material available here is in .pdf document format. There is an issue with Apple Mac users of Safari Browser v 5.1 where the embedded iframe for .pdf is not displayed correctly. We have found that using the Google Chrome browser on these machines obviates the problem.
The SEARCH box at the top right of this screen is very powerful in that all the .pdf files hosted are indexed so a search in this box will highlight the article containing this search text.
The STELAR Project 2014
The education and science charity STELAR has been active in promoting radio communications in schools and colleges for over 20 years as part of curriculum enrichment and personal and professional development for teachers. Through its specialist courses, it has achieved much notable success in establishing radio clubs in schools and inspiring young people to seek careers in science, electronics and industry. Via these activities it has played a major role in furthering space and satellite communication studies within schools.
In 2013 STELAR provided opportunities for satellite communication studies by offering SDR radios to schools, thus allowing them to participate in the current series of FUNcube satellite experiments.
This year, STELAR is offering a new challenge to educators, both professional and amateur. The phenomenal success of the Raspberry Pi computer has opened up new opportunities and stimulated demand for educational projects linking to communications systems via computers.
STELAR is seeking to support the very best of those ideas by making available grants to educational groups with projects designed to stimulate experimentation via radio linked computing.
The STELAR trustees