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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

CORONAVIRUS --  GREAT NEWS

Subject to Government regulations we are restarting our real life meetings.
Our first outdoor meeting was on 4-6 June. Indoor meetings won't start before 28 July at the earliest.
Those attending must comply with Government regulations.
Member's online meetings continue on those Wednesdays that there is no real life club meeting (ie 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday in the month)


Upcoming Meetings & Events

23 June Online. Data Modes by Mike/G4WNC, video from the RSGB convention
30 June Online natter night. Starts at 7.30pm
2-4 July Event: VHF NFD. Club's HF contesting site. Directions are on the Members Forum. Non members please contact us for directions. Contest starts 1400 UTC (3pm clock time) on 3 July and ends 1400 UTC on 4 July
  7 July Online natter night. Starts at 7.30pm
14 July Skittles Evening Postponed. Replaced by "All About Baluns" online video
21 July Online natter night. Starts at 7.30pm
28 July Oscilloscopes Bill G8SUJ

Boyce Building

The Boyce Building where we normally hold our meetings

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Operating G2DX at the FDRS Open Day

Operating at the Farnborough Radio Club Open Day

FDRS Contest Site

SSB setup at our Contesting Site

A recent meeting at the Farnborough and District radio society

A Recent Meeting


News

Our online construction contest held on 9th Sept 2020 was a great success with 10 entries in this fiercely fought event. That's more than in recent years. Congratulations to the winner Dan 2E0EZJ.
It was felt that the online format enabled members to better demonstrate their entries than at a normal club meeting. 

Loop Antenna

Dan's loop in use at the FDRS activity weekend

The club is now a fully accredited member of the RSGB Beyond Exams Scheme.  Congratulations to our fist winners Christine M7WJC Bronze Award, Clive 2E0DSD Silver Award, Mike M7MGB Silver Award and Peter M0URL Gold Award. Details

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

During the coronavirus pandemic members are holding online meetings every Wednesday

A recent Zoom meeting

An online meeting

Trophies awarded at the AGM on 25 Nov 2020
The G3TJI Trophy to Derek G3OFA
The construction Trophy to Dan 2E0EZJ
Congratulations to the winners