& District Radio Society


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 (temporarily suspended). 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 --  FDRS Meetings are Online

During the epidemic the club will be holding online meetings every Wednesday at 7.30pm. Members can join in from a computer, ipad, mobile phone or a standard home phone. This facility is only available to FDRS members. More information is on the Members Forum or can be obtained by emailing

Upcoming Meetings & Events

  5 August Natter night (online)
12 August VNA show and tell
19 August Natter night (online)
26 August Home Brew Antennas show and tell (online)
 2 Sept Natter night (online)
 9 Sept Construction Contest (online)

Boyce Building

The Boyce Building where we normally hold our meetings

FDRS Open Day Composite Picture
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


During the coronavirus pandemic members are holding oneline meetings every Wednesday

A recent Zoom meeting

An online meeting

Trophies awarded at the AGM on 27 Nov 2019
The G3TJI Trophy Phil to G1JKJ
The construction Trophy to Clive 2E0DSD
The spirit of amateur radio Trophy to Mel M0JMR
The John Pink Trophy to Mike Gardiner
Congratulations to the winners

2019 Trophy Winners at the Farnborough and District radio society

2019 Trophy Winners

SSB Field Day 7/8 Sept 2019

We made a total of 244 contacts in SSB Field Day. Thanks to all who supported the event. Pictures

CW NFD 1/2 June 2019
Peter M0URL our sole operator in this year's CW NFD worked over 600 stations from our contesting site.
A fantastic effort which won the G3MVZ Memorial Cup, the Leading Single Operator award from the RSGB.
Well done Peter M0URL and all who supported him. Great to see the Farnborough & District Radio Society awarded a trophy by the RSGB.

Congratulations Peter M0URL