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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 held on those Wednesdays when there is no club meeting

Upcoming Meetings & Events

10 Apr SAQ Workshop Mel M0JMR
20 Apr Guns and Drums event at the Museum Note - This is on a Saturday
24 Apr Retro Computer night. Bring along your old computers.
8 May We welcome GDRS members for a joint evening.
22 May Games Evening
27 May FDRS at the Donkey Derby {Bank holiday Monday}
31May-2Jun Event: NFD and social at clubs HF contesting site. Contest starts 1500 UTC (4pm clock time) on 1 June and ends 1500 UTC on 2 June Rules
12 June Evening on the Air. Bring along you equipment and aerials. Operate outside or in our meeting room if the weather is inclement. Normal club hours
26 June Samuel Cody by his Grandson Peter Cody. Wives/other halves particularly welcome at this meeting.
5July-7July Event: 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 6 July and ends 1400 UTC on 7 July Rules
10 July Fusion, Wires X and Demonstration of GB7NH repeater by Yaesu representatives and Richard G1GRD

Boyce Building

The Boyce Building where we normally hold our meetings

Farnborough radio club meeting 20210729

At a meeting

Club Nets. We run 3 nets every week
Friday 2m net 144.675MHz FM 8pm (clocktime) Controller uses call G4FRS
Monday Top band net 1.995Mhz LSB 8pm (clocktime) Controller uses call G2DX
Sunday GB3FN 70cms repeater net 8pm (clocktime) Controller uses call G2DX

Farnborough  Radio Club visit to Bletchey

Great Club visit to Bletchley Park
We saw lots of interesting exhibits including an 'Enigma' demonstration of message decoding. Thanks Brian G1FNS for organising the visit

Farnborough radio club  at the Donkey Derby

Farnborough & District Radio Society Donkey Derby Stand May 2023
Thanks and congratulation to everyone who supported our Donkey Derby stand. Many children had a go at Morse. There was lots of interest in our Microwave Satellite communications station and our HF and VHF stations.

FDRS Donkey Derby

More from the Donkey Derby

Farnborough radio club  wins NFD cup

Farnborough & District Radio Society wins 2022 NFD RSGB Cup
FDRS won the Low Power Single Operator 2022 NFD award (again!). The operator was M0URL transmitting from our HF Field Day site.
Peter M0URL had 412 QSOs and gained 103,086 points. The cup was awarded to Peter by  RSGB President Stewart Bryant, G3YSX (photo above).
Congratulations to Peter and to all those who organised our entry.

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.

FDRS Open Day Composite Picture
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

AGM Highlights (23/11/2022)
Low Subscription rate to continue for further year
Existing committee returned unopposed
Future programme outlined
Club Trophies awarded (Pictures below)

M0JMR receiving Farnborough Radio Society Trophy

Mel M0JMR receiving his trophy
The 2022 Construction Trophy was awarded to M0JMR for his VLF receiver to receive  transmissions from SAQ Grimeton.

Amateur Radio Trophy Award

Nick receiving his trophy
The 2022 Spirit of Amateur Radio Trophy was awarded to Nick (SWL) for constructing a rotator mechanism for his loop antenna project 

Farnborough radio  society wins NFD cup

The 2022 NFD RSGB Cup
The RSGB Low Power Single Operator 2022 NFD award displayed at the AGM


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

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

A recent Zoom meeting

An online meeting