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Farnborough
& District Radio Society

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Welcome to the Farnborough & District Radio Society

The Farnborough & District Radio Society (FDRS) is a club for Radio Amateurs and Short Wave Listeners in and around Farnborough, Hampshire. If you have an interest in amateur 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. Meetings take place in the Boyce Building at the Aldershot Military Museum Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2LG unless otherwise stated. The Museum is managed by the Hampshire Cultural Trust. Map
In addition Member's Zoom meetings are currently held on those Wednesdays when there is no club meeting

Farnborough & District Radio Society wins 2022 NFD RSGB Cup
Quote from the RSGB
"The winner of the Low power unassisted Single Operator award, the G3MVZ Memorial Cup, was G2DX/P, operated by M0URL for Farnborough & DRS."
Peter M0URL had 412 QSOs and gained 103,086 points. The cup will be awarded at the RSGB convention in October.
This is the second time we have won this cup. Congratulations to Peter and to all those who organised our entry.


Upcoming Meetings & Events

29 June Members Zoom Meeting
1-3 July VHF NFD. Club HF contesting site. Directions are on the Members Forum. Non members please contact us for directions. Contest starts 1400 UTC (3pm clock time) on 2 July and ends 1400 UTC on 3 July Rules
  9 July Members Zoom Meeting
13 July Presentation and demonstration of C4FM/Fusion/Wires-X by Richard G1GRD (Farnborough Comms) and Karl G7AFT (Yaesu UK). They will set up a Fusion Repeater and will access the Southern Fusion Group. Note this meeting starts earlier than usual. Doors open 7.15pm meeting starts at 7.30pm sharp.
20 July Members Zoom Meeting
27 July Getting started with the Arduino Mike 2E0HEU
  3 Aug Members Zoom Meeting followed by committee meeting
10 Aug Applications and coding of the Arduino Mel M0JMR

Boyce Building

The Boyce Building where we normally hold our meetings

Farnborough radio club meeting 20210729

At a meeting

Farnborough radio club meeting demo QO-!00

A recent meeting “QO-100, Activating G2DX through the satellite”.
Contacts were made with stations in Greenland, Qatar and many stations in Europe.

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Operating G2DX at the FDRS Open Day

Farnborough Radio Club Open Day

FDRS Contest Site

SSB setup at our Contesting Site

A recent meeting at the Farnborough and District radio society

In the club room


News

The club is a fully accredited member of the RSGB Beyond Exams Scheme.  Details

Club Polo Shirts, Badges and Stickers are available showing our new ‘Flying Waveform’ logo Details

A recent Zoom meeting

An online meeting