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Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS)

Crimble Croft Community Trust
Crimble Croft Community Centre

BIG NEWS – from Wednesday 9th October 2019, Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS) will meet at its new venue, the Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinall Street, Heywood, OL10 4HW every Wednesday between 7:30pm and 9:30pm. This will be a major step forward for the club as the new venue has more parking. There are no steps at the entrance and with some double yellow lines immediately opposite the entrance, members with blue permits will be able to park much closer to the door. The centre provides much more meeting space for amateur radio talks and for licence training, which should enable the club to expand.

About RADARS

Welcome to the website of Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society (RADARS), a Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) affiliated club. RADARS is a dynamic club for amateur radio enthusiasts in Rochdale, and the surrounding districts. Until Wednesday 9th October 2019, we will continue to meet at Norden Old Library, 617 Edenfield Road, Rochdale, OL11 5XE every Wednesday between 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Our meeting format is generally as follows:-


 TimeDescription
Club Night
7:30pm – 7:45pmArrive and general chatter
7:45pm – 8:00pmNews and updates from Chair/Secretary/committee/members (this may extend to 8:15pm if necessary)
8:00pm (8:15pm) – 9:15pmGeneral natter, training, activities in the cellar
9:15pm – 9:30pmPack-up and tidy room
9:30pmVacate the building
Club Night with Guest Speaker
7:30pm – 7:45pmArrive and general chatter
7:45pm – 8:00pmNews and updates from Chair/Secretary/committee/members
8:00pm – 9:15pmGuest speaker
9:15pm - 9:30pmPack-up and tidy room
9:30pmVacate the building

Friday Night Net alternating between 145.38750 MHz FM (sometimes moving to 145.40000 MHz FM dependent upon local interference) and DMR TG820 Slot 2 from 20:30 to 21:30 local time.

145.38750 MHz FM – June 14th, 28th; July 12th, 26th; August 9th, 23rd; September 6th, 20th; October 4th, 18th.

DMR TG820 Slot 2 – June 7th, 21st; July 5th, 19th; August 2nd, 16th, 30th; September 13th, 27th; October 11th, 25th.

If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, or require any further information, then please visit the Contact page. You can also find us on Twitter.

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Amateur radio is a popular technical hobby and volunteer public service that uses designated radio frequencies for non-commercial exchange of messages, wireless experimentation, self-training, and emergency communications. Amateur Radio is the only hobby governed by international treaty. As a radio amateur you are able to transmit radio signals on a number of frequency bands allocated specifically to the radio amateurs.

RADARS will be at the NARSA Rally on the 26th of April 2020, so why not pop along and come and say hello. Further details can be found on the NARSA website by clicking here.

Norbreck Rally 2020
Norbreck Rally 2020