Table Top Sale on Sunday 29th May 2022

Table Top Sale on Sunday 29th May 2022

Please come along to the Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society RADARS Table Top Sale on Sunday 29th May 2022 at the Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinall Street, Heywood OL10 4HW from 14:00 until 16:00. Tea, Coffee, and biscuits will be provided. Even if you are not currently in the market for buying anything then why not just pop along for a coffee and a chat.

Our sale includes the following items:-

  • Icom IC-7300 HF/50/70MHz Transceiver
  • Icom IC-910H VHF/UHF All Mode Transceiver
  • Icom IC-7200 HF/50MHz Transceiver
  • Yaesu FT-100 Mobile DX Master HF/VHF/HF Transceiver
  • Yaesu FT-747GX HF Transceiver
  • Trio TS430S HF Transceiver
  • Icom AT-180 Optional ATU for the IC706MkIIG
  • Ranger RCI-2995DX AM-FM-SSB-CW 10 & 12 Meter Base Station
  • ATTEN AT7328 20MHz Analogue Dual Trace Oscilloscope
  • Daiwa CNW-419 1.8 – 30.00MHz 100W/200W ATU
  • Yaesu FT-221R 7J110363D
  • AnyTone AT-588 4m Mobile Transceiver
  • Alinco DR430E 70cm Mobile Transceiver
  • Comet CF-416 HF and VHF/UHF Duplexer
  • ARD206LH Vibroflex Morse Key
  • BITX20
  • QRPGuys KD1JV Code Trainer Morse Code Trainer Kit – Already Built
  • Plus various other items such as Morse Keys, etc.

We look forward to seeing you at the Rochdale And District Amateur Radio Society RADARS Table Top Sale on Sunday 29th May 2022 at the Crimble Croft Community Centre, Aspinall Street, Heywood OL10 4HW from 14:00 until 16:00.

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.


Yaesu FT-747GX/SX  (example photo and not the actual radio at the Table Top Sale)
Yaesu FT-747GX/SX (example photo and not the actual radio at the Table Top Sale)

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.

Rochdale Rally Saturday 11th June 2022

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

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.