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Newbury Radio Rally


Sunday 28th June 2020

We regret to inform you that the 2020 Newbury Radio Rally is CANCELLED.

This is the first time in its 33-year history that the rally has not taken place.

The COVID-19 global pandemic and its local effects in the UK means that it is no longer possible for us to operate the rally safely during this outbreak, especially as a large percentage of our visitors fall into the "at risk" category, as do many of the volunteers from the Newbury Radio Club, who organise and help man the rally.

We look forward to seeing you at the Newbury Radio Rally again next year when we all hope to be reinvigorated and even more excited to provide you with what has become one of the most loved and popular rallies of its kind in the UK.

Put a note in your diary and reserve the date for Sunday 27th June 2021

Click here for more details


The Newbury and District Amateur Radio Society (NADARS) has been in existence for over 50 years. The Call Sign of the Society is G5XV. We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 19:30 at The Travellers Friend pub, Crookham Common, Thatcham, RG19 8EA (Map). There is usually an informal lecture relating to radio at the meeting

We hold many other social and radio related events. These include courses to enable members of the public to become radio amateurs. We hold two day 'Foundation Licence' courses which train a person how to operate an amateur radio station safely. After the course we hold a basic examination. To date we have a 98% success rate with this course

We also hold The Newbury Radio Rally in June at the Newbury Showground, where many radio and computing bargains may be found, as well as club and society stands, and live demonstration stations. This attracts visitors from all over the country. For further information contact Phill, G6EES.

Interested in Contesting?

NADARS enters many contests each year including IOTA, NFD and VHF FD.

We are always pleased to hear from newcomers. Click here for more info.

Wednesday 15th July, 2020

Club Calendar/Events

Contest - 80m CC SSB see calendar 

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