Clubs And Courses
LEFARS (Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society) G4ONP
*RSGB Region 12 Club of the Year 2011.*
Chigwell Row, Essex
Formed in 1962, the Loughton & Epping Forest Amateur Radio Society celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012.
We meet fortnightly on Fridays where we offer a comprehensive programme of activities and events. These include lectures on a variety of amateur radio and associated subjects, as well as regular "on-air" operating sessions, and practical demonstrations.
On a good night we have around 30 -/+ attend the club and we have 160+ members!
Throughout the year we also stage a series of amateur radio "Special Event Stations" from various public events and venues, such as the Abridge Village Fete, the Epping Forest Festival, and Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge.
We also offer licence upgrade facilities for existing Foundation Licence holders, with ad-hoc Intermediate Licence assessments, and as an accredited RSGB Examination Centre, offer exam facilities at all three current licensing levels. We run 3 Foundation courses and we pass -/+ 30 people every year!
If you would like more information and want to know when the next foundation course is and you are interested, please e-mail Club Secretary Marc GØTOC: email@example.com
Interested in attending a Club Night? Please refer to the website on the 'Dairy of Events' page to see which Fridays the club is meeting throughout the year before you make your journey.
Address for the club:
All Saints House (Next to All Saints Church)
Romford Road (A1112)
H.A.D.A.R.S (Harlow & District Amateur Radio Society) G6UT
Harlow, Essex (Junction 7 M11)
The Harlow and District Amateur Radio Society is a well-established club operating under the call sign of the late Tom St. Johnstone (G6UT), with a related class B (G6BUT) license also held.
The formal objectives of the club are to foster, in a spirit of comradeship, all branches of radio, electronics and amateur radio activities.
We try our utmost to encourage all amateurs within Harlow and nearby areas to promote the hobby and bring all Radio Amateurs together in one of the rarest clubs in the whole of the UK!
The club has its own permanent radio shack (although no radio equipment is ever left on site), and this is connected to our HF, 6m, 2m, 70cm beams on the tower at the rear of the premises. We also have an 80m vertical at the site.
We have a V-2000 Tri-band colinear up for VHF/UHF usage and we are on the air on 6m/2m/70cm when we are at the club.
Also, we are going to have 4m station on the air soon where we are doing our part to encourage more activity on the band.
We always welcome new members locally and far and wide! So please don't be shy to come down and say hi, operate in one of our two radio shacks, socialise and have a cup of tea/coffee with a biccy.
We meet *every* Friday night from 7:30pm 'til late! (This includes if it falls in the Easter & Christmas holidays)
Upon request we can run Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced exams as we are a registered RSGB Exam centre.
Please contact us on our 'Contact Us' page on our website and we will get back to you ASAP!
Mark Hall Barn
First Avenue (Mandela Avenue)
The Car Park is behind Mark Hall Barn, once you pass the barn, turn right into Muskham Road, end of the road turn right and the next right again and you are in the Car Park.
We hope to see you soon!
Check out our friend ChopCat and his interesting and slighly mad blog here: chopcat.co.uk
There's a nice blog about the new FT-991 being collected from ML&S!
Itchen Valley ARC meets on the second and forth Friday of the month, we open from 19:30 for 20:00 start at:-
The Bianchi Suite,
Otterbourne Village Hall,
Otterbourne SO21 2ET.
It’s close to Junction 12 of M3, just follow to signs to Otterbourne, Cranbourne Drive is a turning off Main Road.
Visitors will be made welcome and enjoy our informal atmosphere and members diverse range of interests, from conventional wireless to digital technology. Members are currently experimenting with Software Defined Radio and have given talks to the Club on the subject, with more planned. JT65 is also enthusiastically used by members, for low power to communications around the world. Not forgetting, Allan, G7VQV, runs the local D-Star Reflector, MB6EL. We also regularly enter the RSGB UKAC and 80m CC contests, plus Field Day activity's.
More details on our website or Contact:- Quintin Gee, M1ENU, firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 023 8078 7799 We look forward to meeting you.
Hilderstone Amateur Radio and Electronics club
Thames Amateur Radio Group
Track Communications Ltd (G8YTZ)
Provider of Amateur Digital TV Transmitter, Receiver, Repeaters
Welcome to the New FT817 Club dedicated to the Yaesu FT817
We are here to bring every proud owner of this fantastic radio that Yaesu produce and it is our aim to make everyone enjoy there FT817.
We will be doing alot of work to make this a club to be proud of and we will be working to bring you upto date info on products and support through our Forum which will be free to register and use.
We know there is a mass of groups and info already out there for the FT817 but there is no dedicated club until NOW!
So please come and join us in making the New FT817 Club and Great Club.
It's took years for a dedicated club for the FT817 to come to ground so lets make this club a success and spread the word.
In the mean time if you have any ideas you would like to see here at the club please drop us a email and we will gladly look into what ever it is you have to offer.
Thank You and Enjoy!
AMSAT-UK Membership of AMSAT-UK is open to anyone who has an interest in Amateur radio satellites/space activities, including the ISS. You do not have to have an amateur radio licence to join (many of our members are interested in listening to satellites, decoding the telemetry, etc This forms an important part of our hobby!). Nor do you have to reside in the UK. There are separate membership rates for those living outside the UK, these separate rates go to offset the extra postage costs involved in mailing our quarterly publication, "Oscar News".
Join today at tinyurl.com/6fxfbrv or visit the AMSAT-UK website at www.uk.amsat.org
Highfields Amateur Radio Club The Highfields Amateur Radio Club (HARC) is a club for licensed Radio Amateurs and non-licensed Shortwave Listeners in and around Cardiff.
If you are interested in radio we would be delighted to see you at the Club, which meets at 18:30 for 19:00hrs every Tuesday evening at the Rhiwbina Recreation Club, Lon-y-Dial, Cardiff, CF14 6EA. We regularly run training courses, and are registered with the RSGB as an approved examination centre for all three levels.
Website: www.highfields-arc.co.uk. Further details can be obtained from the Club Secretary Paul Gough by email email@example.com
If you have an interest in radio we would be delighted to see you at our club, which meets at 7:30 for 8:00pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the month at the Farnborough Community Centre, Meudon Avenue, Farnborough We regularly run training courses and hold exams for amateur radio licences. Full details are on our website www.farnboroughradio.org.uk
we have one guest speaker a month plus other events.
Website: www.prestonars.co.uk Further details from club secretary Richard M0RDZ by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Preston ARS, Lonsdale Club, Fulwood Hall Lane, Preston PR2 8DA
Crawley ARC will also run an Advanced Examination on Monday 5th December at 19.00 which will be preceded by four or five weekly seminars to help bring students up to speed. Application for the exam need to be received by 7th November.
For further information and details of how to apply please contact Malcolm (G3NZP) who is QTHR and can be reached on 01342 713573.
The courses held at the Danbury Village Hall near Chelmsford on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm.
The PowerPoint slides for all the courses are available for download from the club website.
We do not charge for the courses and have been running as an exam center for over 6 years. Please visit the new forum at http://warc.smfforfree.com/index.php
Windsor Ct, Anne Crescent, Waterlooville, Hants PO77BX
Forthcoming RCE Courses
Intermediate - 27th-28th October, 17th-18th November 2012
Foundation - 1st-2nd December 2012
Advanced - Sundays Jan-Feb 2013 - exam 2nd March
Full details: www.g3pia.org.uk or ring Ann G8NVI on 01235 816379
Our last course we had 12 successful candidates
On our last course all 11 candidates successfully passed.
50 West End Road,
Telephone Monday to Friday 20:00-22:00 Saturday and Sunday 1000-22:00 Telephone Number 07799 897 839
Whitton Community Centre
Percy Road, Whitton, Middlesex, TW2 6JL
Whitton Amateur Radio Group in West London is a registered examination centre for all levels of licence but at the present time our courses covering the Foundation, Intermediate and Advance levels are unfortunately on hold.
Telephone 0870 760 5082 (answer phone)
Whitton Amateur Radio Group welcomes visitors or new members and we meet every Friday from about 8.00 until Late.
When donating the equipment, Mrs Cox wrote: "One of my late Father's dearest wishes was that his radio equipment should be ....used where possible, be learnt from and enjoyed by a future generation." The Group has always intended to honour that wish but pending restoration to full working order the station has been used as a Morse practice desk for visiting children who are shown how to send their names in the code, and awarded certificates for their achievement.
While the museum was closed during the winter, 2007/2008, members of the Group, led by Bill Ward G4NRE, have been working to finally get the station back on the air. With a lack of written instructions and the great number of knobs, switches, sockets and connecting leads on the equipment, often unmarked, it has not been an easy task but success came on 13th December 2007 when Bill exchanged greetings on 20m with F4EIT using the Group's permanent special event call GB2MC. For those present, it was an exciting and truly memorable occasion hearing this magnificent piece of equipment come back to life.
Further work was needed, however, to make it fully operational and this has now been completed. It is hoped to put the station on the air regularly when the Radio Hut is open to visitors in 2008 and to make many contacts worldwide using both SSB and CW. Unusually the station has SSB capability which was rare in the early 1950s when the mode was only just coming into use in the UK and there can be few, if any, amateur SSB stations of that era still in use. It would be interesting to know of any others are still on the air and their operators are asked to contact G4NRE (who became the Group's new chairman at its AGM in January 2008) to let him know of their existence and arrange a two-way vintage sked!
The Group welcomes new members who have time to spend up to a day a week at Muckleburgh.
For one day only, admission to the museum, restaurant and shop will be free, providing an unusual opportunity to visit the country's largest privately owned military museum without charge. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Radio Hut, home of the North Norfolk Amateur Radio Group, which houses the Group's unique collection of all-service vintage military, amateur, and other communications equipment as described on this website. This promises to be an enjoyable, interesting and worthwhile day out. Make a note in your diaries now! Radio clubs, individual amateurs and other radio enthusiasts, military enthusiasts and members of the public are invited to participate in this boot sale. No traders. Pitch fee, payable on arrival, £5.00. All enquiries to Bob Finch G0HYZ, phone: 01263 838198.
Information about events, etc can be found on NNARG website
Information about events, etc can be found on their website
and for those who are interested, a Morse class.
Courses are FREE to fully paid up club members.
Further information is available at http://www.kars.org.uk