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What we do

Regular Wednesday Meetings

Meetings are held formally and informally on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm where we have a range of lively discussions, presentations, projects and demonstrations in all aspects of Amateur Radio, often followed by a social opportunity to exchange ideas.

Radio Sport Contesting

Every year, the RSGB organise several National Field Days and other contesting events where groups operate radio stations in various locations with the aim to compete with each other to obtain as many radio contacts as possible across the world. This is great for competitors and the Society boasts a team that can achieve the top 5 positions in the whole of the UK.

Home Brew

No, this isn’t about making beer..! Amateur Radio is about self learning and experimentation, so home brew is about making your own antennas and even your own radio equipment to try out.

Dxpeditions

Whilst some of our members often go to far flung exotic places in the World, others DX from their own home bases contacting rare and distant amateur stations, and exchanging great QSL postcards confirming contact.

SOTA – Summits on the Air

If you enjoy walking, then you might enjoy stopping for a snack, pulling out a portable radio and a compact antenna to make contacts; you’d be amazed how far you can get from the top of the hill with a handheld..!!

Specialisms & Experimentation

There are many aspects of radio to enjoy from using microwave or light frequencies, to building new radios, systems and even software. Ask us for more examples!

Rallies & Special Events

Rallies across the UK are a great way of meeting the people you have made contact with, buying parts for equipment you are building, or taking your RV or a tent to simply have a weekend break away.