EGM Success

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Following our successful EGM on Wednesday 15th June 2022 and elections for Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, the club now has its new team of officers in place.

Update: Rochdale Rally

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Due to circumstances beyond our control and with a heavy heart, the RADARS Summer Rally due to take place on Saturday 11th June is now cancelled.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Contrary to recent circulated rumours, RADARS is not closing down.

Please ignore any emails or other forms of communication saying that we are.

If you receive such communications, please let us know ASAP. You can send an email to dave@cardens.me.uk with more information.

Rochdale Rally Saturday 11th June 2022

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UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond our control and with a heavy heart, the RADARS Summer Rally due to take place on Saturday 11th June is now cancelled.

Rochdale Rally Saturday 11th June 2022

The next Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society RADARS Rally will take place on Saturday 11th June 2022.

Doors open 10:15am (disabled 10am). There will be bacon sandwiches and hot drinks available as usual.

The venue is, as usual, St Vincent de Paul’s, Caldershaw Road, off Edenfield Road (A680), Norden, Rochdale, OL12 6BU.

Traders booked in include:-

  • TK Electronics – Tony Kavanagh will have his extensive range of bits ‘n’ pieces
  • Ernie Bailey G4LUE for your connectors and components
  • Canny Components – all the way from Sunniside, Newcastle upon Tyne, for radios, antennas, and more
  • Mike Hunter 2E0YYY – batteries, chargers, and more
  • Alan Grime G7EQK – old and not so old radio-related items
  • Dave Austin M0DKR – for your nearly new transceivers and all-sorts
  • Len Morrall – he is the man for hand tools and solder
  • Francis Norris G3WZN – military equipment, items of historic interest, valves
  • MCR Communications Keith Taylor G0RLN – antennas and more
  • Mirfield Electronics Martin Stokes G3ZXZ – Anytone and NanoVNA H4 stockists, plus loads more items
  • IDC Ian Whittaker – Windows-based computers and laptops

Rochdale Rally June 2019
Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society Rally June 2019

Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society RADARS meets every Wednesday at the Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinall Street, Heywood OL10 4HW from 19.30 until 21.30.

RADARS is a club affiliated with the Radio Society of Great Britain.

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service. As a licensed amateur radio operator, you are permitted to transmit and receive radio signals on frequency bands allocated for use by amateur radio amateurs. Amateur radio operators use these designated bands of radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. A 1910 announcement by the then HM Postmaster General licensed “experimental wireless”, which still uniquely gives radio amateurs the ability to innovate without commercial or statutory controls even in the closely regulated environment of the 21st century. Amateur radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.

Amateur radio callsign allocation – Ofcom update 15 October 2018

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Amateur radio callsign allocation – Ofcom update 15 October 2018

Amateur radio callsign allocation changes were announced on the Ofcom website this morning. Ofcom has advised that they are now issuing Foundation Licensees with M7 licences.

Callsigns are issued in the following formats:-

Foundation licence

Currently issuing

  • M7 + 3 letters

Formerly issued

  • M3 + 3 Letters
  • M6 + 3 Letters

Intermediate licence

Currently issuing

  • 2E0 + 3 letters

Formerly issued

  • 2E1 + 3 letters

Full licence callsigns

Currently issuing

  • M0 + 3 letters

Formerly issued

  • G1 + 3 letters
  • G2 + 2 letters
  • G2 + 3 letters
  • G3 + 2 letters
  • G3 + 3 letters
  • G4 + 2 letters
  • G4 + 3 letters
  • G5 + 2 letters
  • G6 + 2 letters
  • G6 + 3 letters
  • G7 + 3 letters
  • G8 + 2 letters
  • G8 + 3 letters
  • G0 + 3 letters
  • M1 + 3 letters
  • M5 + 3 letters

Amateur radio callsign allocation on the Ofcom website

You can see this update on the OFCOM website. Follow the link:- https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/amateur-radio/amateur-radio-info

Then click on the header ‘Amateur radio callsign allocation‘ to open the details.


Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society RADARS meets every Wednesday at the Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinall Street, Heywood OL10 4HW from 19.30 until 21.30.

RADARS is a club affiliated with the Radio Society of Great Britain.

Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service. As a licensed amateur radio operator, you are permitted to transmit and receive radio signals on frequency bands allocated for use by amateur radio amateurs. Amateur radio operators use these designated bands of radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. A 1910 announcement by the then HM Postmaster General licensed “experimental wireless”, which still uniquely gives radio amateurs the ability to innovate without commercial or statutory controls even in the closely regulated environment of the 21st century. Amateur radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty.