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Club of the Year
NADARS had all their activities acknowledged recently when the Regional Manager of the Radio Society of Great Britain, Tom O'Reilly (G0NSY) made a surprise visit to the August meeting at the Travellers Friend. Tom was introduced to the meeting where he presented a trophy and certificate to the members for winning Regional Club of the Year 2018. The award is given to the best radio club or society within 13 regions in the UK and reflects the high level and wide spread of activities held by the club over the previous year. This includes holding amateur radio exams and training, post exam training and support, special event radio stations and participation in national radio contests and of course the Newbury Radio Rally which NADARS has been running for 32 years. Tom O'Reilly said that "it was a great pleasure to visit and interrupt the NADARS monthly meeting and to be able to make such an important presentation, reflecting the high standard and variety of their activities." Pictured on the right, Chairman of NADARS, Jeremy Willis, (G4DOQ) responded by thanking Mr O'Reilly for joining them and representing the RSGB and presenting NADARS with such a prestigious award.

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.

Thursday 24th October, 2019

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