& District Radio Society

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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


We have restarted our real life meetings.
Our first outdoor meeting was on 4-6 June. Indoor meetings started on 28 July.
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

28 July Oscilloscopes Bill G8SUJ ‘face to face’ meeting at the club room and also on Zoom.
4 Aug Natter night followed by a committee meeting (both on Zoom only)
11 Aug QO-100, Activating G2DX through the satellite; Barry G4JSH

Boyce Building

The Boyce Building where we normally hold our meetings

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Our first indoor meeting post lockdown, also streamed live on Zoom

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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

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 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