& 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

18 Nov Natter night (online)
25 Nov AGM (online)
 2 Dec Natter night (online)
 9 Dec Christmas Dinner (Online) Bring along your other halves, wine and crackers.
There will be a special Christmas quiz
16 Dec Natter night (online)
23 Dec Natter night (online)
30 Dec Natter night (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


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 Badges are now 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 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