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
28 Feb Test Equipment Evening
13 Mar SMD Demonstration Nick (SWL)
27 Mar Donkey Derby\Guns and Drums Preparation.
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.
The Boyce Building where we normally hold our meetings
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
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 & 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.
More from the Donkey Derby
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.
A recent meeting “QO-100, Activating G2DX through the satellite”.
Contacts were made with stations in Greenland, Qatar and many stations in Europe.
Farnborough Radio Club Open Day
SSB setup at our Contesting Site
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)
Mel M0JMR receiving his trophy
The 2022 Construction Trophy was awarded to M0JMR for his VLF receiver to receive transmissions from SAQ Grimeton.
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
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
An online meeting